# Trying to draw a line starting from the point

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### » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:54 pm

I want to draw a line, which will start from one point (ImagePoint) to the next point. I did it with setting line width with each tick, but it draws from the point in two directions and I want it only to go up. So basically I want to draw a line which will go just in one direction (upwards). How to do it?
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### » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:34 pm

Umm coming from a noob who likes math. You could use a line algorithim like ( Bresenham algorithm ) and try and implement it in construct. I will try to do so if i get it working i will post it.
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### » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:36 am

Check out in c2folder\examples (in your install of C2 on your HDD) there is one example called "Physics - distance joint.capx".
In this capx, the line is a sprite (just a color filled) and both sides of the sprite are "tied" to specific points.

Check it out, this should help you setup things the way you want.
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### » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:22 am

[QUOTE=samur] I want to draw a line, which will start from one point (ImagePoint) to the next point. I did it with setting line width with each tick, but it draws from the point in two directions and I want it only to go up. So basically I want to draw a line which will go just in one direction (upwards). How to do it?[/QUOTE]

Did you try to set the hotspot to the side of the image?
Like for width set it to 0x, or 4 on the numpad.
The if using height set it to y max, or 2 on the numpad.
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### » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:12 pm

Thank you! Got it covered :) Just like @newt proposed I set a hot spot to one side of the image and it's working :)

@Kyatric Unfortunetly I don't have Physics - distance joint.capx example file. Probably because I have a free version?
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### » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:16 pm

@samur

You should have ALL the same examples as everyone else - even the 'Early Adopters'. The installation file is the same for everyone - just some functionality is different when you pay (more layers, events etc allowed).

If your vision so exceeds your ability, then look to something closer.
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### » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:33 pm

OK - after reinstal I have this example. I'll study it, thanks! :)
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