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September 19th, 2018, 03:45 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2018 From: Holland Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Calculating the points of an arrow
I'm assigned a problem where I need to calculate the points for a rendering program. These are the conditions I have to work with: * The arrow consist of two random points * At the second point, I need to find the two points that are X distance away under an angle of 45 degrees in either direction * I have to take into consideration the thickness of the lines that connect these points An image displaying this is added as attachment. Last edited by skipjack; September 19th, 2018 at 05:20 AM. 
September 19th, 2018, 05:37 AM  #2  
Global Moderator Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,826 Thanks: 2160  Quote:
Where exactly are the points A and B, taking the thickness of the line into account? I suggest you first calculate a point E on the line, positioned so that BE can be treated as a vector of length X. You can then rotate BE by 45 degrees and by 45 degrees. Must all the lines in the diagram have approximately the same width?  
September 27th, 2018, 08:51 AM  #3 
Member Joined: Jul 2018 From: Germany Posts: 37 Thanks: 1  Last edited by theHeavyLobster; September 27th, 2018 at 09:05 AM. Reason: added a formula 

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