combination of grids – the code

//lines between a1 and b1, a2 and b2
//  intersection: interpolation parameter t=0...1 on line 1
//  t<0 or t>1 means there is no intersection.

float intersectionAt(Vector a1,Vector b1,Vector a2,Vector b2){
  if ((max(a1.x,b1.x)<min(a2.x,b2.x))||min(a1.x,b1.x)>max(a2.x,b2.x)) return -1;  // check intersection of bounding rectangles
  if ((max(a1.y,b1.y)<min(a2.y,b2.y))||min(a1.y,b1.y)>max(a2.y,b2.y)) return -1;
  Vector direction=sub(b2,a2);
  float aDistance=direction.cross(sub(a1,a2));
  float bDistance=direction.cross(sub(b1,a2));
  if((aDistance>0)&&(bDistance>0))return -1;                                     //  check if that really crosses
  if((aDistance<0)&&(bDistance<0))return -1;
  float t=aDistance/(aDistance-bDistance);                                       // intersection parameter
  if((t>1)||(t<0)) return -1;                                                    // is intersection on line 1 between endpoints ?
  Vector inter=interpolate(t,a1,b1);                                              // is intersection between endpoints of line 2 ?
  if((inter.x<max(a2.x,b2.x))&&(inter.x>min(a2.x,b2.x))) return t;                //  yes, if inside bounding rectangle
  if((inter.y<max(a2.y,b2.y))&&(inter.y>min(a2.y,b2.y))) return t;               // attention of vertical or horizontal lines
  return -1;

//  intersections between line a1-b1 and set of lines, put line pieces into Grid gridCombi

void intersections(Grid gridCombi, Line one,Line[] lines){
  Vector a1=one.endPointA.vec;
  Vector b1=one.endPointB.vec;
  float t;
  float[] times=new float[0];
  for (int i=0;i<lines.length;i++){
    if(t>0) times=append(times,t);      
  times=append(times,1.);                             //  add endpoint
  Vector start,end=a1;
  for (int i=0;i<times.length;i++){
    if(!start.equal(end)) gridCombi.addGridLine(start,end);  // we need two different endpoints

//  intersections between gridOne and gridTwo - lines of gridTwo are cut up by lines of gridOne

void cutup(Grid gridCombi,Line[] gridOneLines, Line[] gridTwoLines){
  for(int i=0;i<gridOneLines.length;i++){

//  combination of two grids to get a new grid

Grid combination(Grid gridOne,Grid gridTwo){
  Grid gridCombi=new Grid();
  Line[] gridOneLines=gridOne.gridLines.lines;
  Line[] gridTwoLines=gridTwo.gridLines.lines;
  return gridCombi;
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One Response to combination of grids – the code

  1. Peter Stampfli says:

    Problem patched the 17th november:
    There may be a bug somewhere here. Sometimes this tries to generate lines with the same “start” and “end” Vectors, crashing the program. To get results I now have it check that they are different before creating a line segment using

    if(!start.equal(end)) gridCombi.addGridLine(start,end); // we need two different endpoints

    in “void intersections(…”

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