0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 3, 2014 12:16 AM by matias.kiviniemi

    Drawing lines and converting to point values

    matias.kiviniemi Level 3



      Need to do some simple line drawing in a Javascript plugin and first did this based on docs

      createPoint: function(x, y) {
         var unit_x = new UnitValue(x, "px")
         var unit_y = new UnitValue(y, "px")
         var coords = [unit_x.as("pt"), unit_y.as("pt")]


         var point = new PathPointInfo();
         point.anchor = coords
         point.leftDirection = coords
         point.rightDirection = coords
         point.kind = PointKind.CORNERPOINT


         return point


          drawLine: function(x1, y1, x2, y2) {

         var startPoint = Photoshop.createPoint(x1, y1)
         var stopPoint = Photoshop.createPoint(x2, y2)


         var spi = new SubPathInfo()
         spi.closed = false
         spi.operation = ShapeOperation.SHAPEXOR
         spi.entireSubPath = [startPoint, stopPoint]
         var line = app.activeDocument.pathItems.add("Line", [spi])


      Now this misaligns the lines, i.e. coordinates are not where they should. The px->pt conversion should be OK at least from settings. I.e. I have PS set to 72dpi and result is pt=px. If I manually scale by 72/96, it almost aligns but not quite. So sounds like there is some transform/scale in place that might be doc specific that should be applied. Any thoughts?


      More searching found me this that is working, but I'd prefer to use just SDK where I can..

      drawLine: function (x1, y1, x2, y2, width) { 
         var desc = new ActionDescriptor() 
         var lineDesc = new ActionDescriptor() 
         var startDesc = new ActionDescriptor() 
         startDesc.putUnitDouble( charIDToTypeID('Hrzn'), charIDToTypeID('#Pxl'), x1 ) 
         startDesc.putUnitDouble( charIDToTypeID('Vrtc'), charIDToTypeID('#Pxl'), y1 ) 
         lineDesc.putObject( charIDToTypeID('Strt'), charIDToTypeID('Pnt '), startDesc ) 


         var endDesc = new ActionDescriptor() 
         endDesc.putUnitDouble( charIDToTypeID('Hrzn'), charIDToTypeID('#Pxl'), x2 ) 
         endDesc.putUnitDouble( charIDToTypeID('Vrtc'), charIDToTypeID('#Pxl'), y2 ) 


         lineDesc.putObject( charIDToTypeID('End '), charIDToTypeID('Pnt '), endDesc ) 
         lineDesc.putUnitDouble( charIDToTypeID('Wdth'), charIDToTypeID('#Pxl'), width || 1 ) 
         desc.putObject( charIDToTypeID('Shp '), charIDToTypeID('Ln  '), lineDesc ) 
         desc.putBoolean( charIDToTypeID('AntA'), true ) 
         executeAction( charIDToTypeID('Draw'), desc, DialogModes.NO )