# Py5Graphics.get_matrix()
Get the current matrix as a numpy array.
## Description
Get the current matrix as a numpy array. Use the `target` parameter to put the matrix data in a properly sized and typed numpy array.
This method is the same as [](sketch_get_matrix) but linked to a `Py5Graphics` object. To see example code for how it can be used, see [](sketch_get_matrix).
Underlying Processing method: PGraphics.getMatrix
## Signatures
```python
get_matrix() -> npt.NDArray[np.floating]
get_matrix(
target: npt.NDArray[np.floating], # transformation matrix with a shape of 2x3 for 2D transforms or 4x4 for 3D transforms
/,
) -> npt.NDArray[np.floating]
```
Updated on March 06, 2023 02:49:26am UTC