When doing 2D graphics there are a few patterns you'll use all the time - points, rectangles, matrices, etc... To make 2D geometry and colors easy to work with, use ArtAtomic. The atomic data-types include: Point, Color, Matrix, Rectangle and Perimeter. ArtAtomic provides the foundation for other ArtSuite libraries including ArtEngine, ArtText and ArtBitmap.
p1 = point 10, 20 offset = point 300, 400 area = rect 200, 200, 1000, 500 area.contains p1 # false area.contains p1.add offset # true! red = rgbColor #f00 blue = red.withHue 2/3 white = red.withSat 0 red2 = hslColor 0, 1, 1 red3 = hslColor 1, 1, 1 red2.eq red # true! red3.eq red # true! halfTransparentRed = rgbColor #f007 halfTransparentRed.eq red.withAlpha .5 # true!
What Does Atomic Mean?These classes are designed to be used in a pure-functional way. Never modify their properties. Instead, use their methods to generate new objects.
Color (primary props: r, g, b, a)
The Color class provides many tools for manipulating colors. It works in RGBA and HSLA color-spaces. It supports converting to and from many standard string-formats: "#FFF" and "rgb(255, 255, 255)" for starters.
One simple, cool example: rgbColor("#f00").withHue(2/3) == "#00f"
Point (primary props: x, y)
Points are the foundation of any geometry framework. These points are all 2D: x & y. This library lets you perform math and comparisons on points: point(1, 2).add(point(3,4)).average(). You can treat these points as vectors: dot and cross-products are: point1.dot(point2) or point1.cross(point2). Also, point2.magnitude will return the magnitude of a point.
Rectangle (primary props: x, y, w, h)
Rectangles specify their upper-left-hand corner and their width and height. Strictly speaking, the upper-left point is included in the rectangle and the lower-right point is not: rect(1,2,3,4).contains(point 1, 2) - true, but rect(1,2,3,4).contains(point 4, 6) is false.
Rectangle has many useful methods in addition to basic arithmetic and comparison including: union, intersection, cutout, nearestInsidePoint and more...
Matrix (primary props: tx, ty, sx, sy, shx, shy)
This 2D matrix library provides all the standard matrix operations: translate, scale, rotate, mul(tiply), invert and, most importantly, myMatrix.transform(myPoint) => myTransformedPoint.
Perimeter (primary props: left, right, top, bottom)
The most recent addition to ArtAtomic is Perimeter. This is primarily used to express margins and padding in ArtEngine. Currently there are only a few additional methods on top of the standard arithmetic and comparison operations.