What are scrims?

Scrims are temporary treatments that can be applied to Material surfaces for the purpose of making content on a surface less prominent. They help direct user attention to other parts of the screen, away from the surface receiving a scrim.

Scrims can be applied in a variety of ways, including:

  • Darkening or lightening the surface and its content.
  • Reducing the opacity of the surface and its content.
  • Multiple surfaces on a screen at a time can display scrims.
  • Scrims can appear at any elevation, whether in the foreground or background.

 
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