Episode #282

Paths

Series: Dive Into Core Graphics

17 minutes
Published on July 7, 2017

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Learn the basics of UIBezierPath and CGPathRef for representing drawing operations as a primitive type. Paths are incredibly useful to drawing and can be used to represent arbitrary lines, curves, and shapes.

Drawing a Heart (Poorly)

let path = CGMutablePath()

// Heart
path.move(to: CGPoint(x: 100, y: 100))
path.addLine(to: CGPoint(x: 150, y: 150))
path.addLine(to: CGPoint(x: 200, y: 100))
path.addQuadCurve(to: CGPoint(x: 150, y: 80), control: CGPoint(x: 175, y: 50))
path.addQuadCurve(to: CGPoint(x: 100, y: 100), control: CGPoint(x: 125, y: 50))
context.addPath(path)
context.setLineWidth(10)
context.setLineCap(.round)
context.setLineJoin(.round)
context.setStrokeColor(UIColor.red.cgColor)
context.strokePath()

Fill Rules

 // Fill
path.addRect(CGRect(x: 50, y: 50, width: 100, height: 100))

 // Remove
path.addRect(CGRect(x: 75, y: 75, width: 50, height: 50))

// Fill
path.addRect(CGRect(x: 75, y: 100, width: 50, height: 10))

context.addPath(path)
context.setFillColor(UIColor.blue.cgColor)
context.fillPath(using: .evenOdd)

This episode uses Swift 3.0, Xcode 8.3.

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