B2.World:rayCast

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Available since: Gideros 2011.6
Class: b2.World

Description

Ray-casts the world for all fixtures in the path of the ray. Your callback controls whether you get the closest point, any point, or n-points. The ray-cast ignores shapes that contain the starting point.

Listener function is called for each fixture found in the query and accepts 6 parameters (7 if data parameter is provided):

  1. the fixture hit by the ray
  2. the x coordinate of the point of initial intersection
  3. the y coordinate of the point of initial intersection
  4. the x coordinate of the normal vector at the point of intersection
  5. the y coordinate of the normal vector at the point of intersection
  6. fraction

You control how the ray cast proceeds by returning a number:

  • return no value or -1: ignore this fixture and continue
  • return 0: terminate the ray cast
  • return fraction: clip the ray to this point
  • return 1: don't clip the ray and continue
b2.World:rayCast(x1,y1,x2,y2,listener,data)

Parameters

x1: (number) the x coordinate of the ray starting point
y1: (number) the y coordinate of the ray starting point
x2: (number) the x coordinate of the ray ending point
y2: (number) the y coordinate of the ray ending point
listener: (function) the listener function that processes the results
data: (any) an optional data parameter that is passed as a first argument to the listener function optional

Examples

Detecting bodies with raycasting

local raycastCallback function(fixture, hitX, hitY, vectX, vectY, fraction)
    --so if this function is called, it means we hit some kind of object
    --and its fixture is stored in first variable we named "fixture"
    --so we can for example get body
    local body = fixture:getBody()
end
 
--now we add callback function for projected raycast above body
--Parameters:
--object x coordinate
--object y coordinate
--projection vector on x axis
--projection vector on y axis
--callback function
local x, y = body:getPosition()
world:rayCast(x, y, x, y-100, raycastCallback)





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