## [code question] spawining along a line

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zrrion the insect
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### [code question] spawining along a line

I am attempting to get every instance of BFGextra to spawn a line of actors between itself and the BFGball that spawned them, preferably a jagged line. I have been attempting to look this up but have thus far only found example code that included built in methods for doing some of the math (methods that zscript doesn't have)
Any help on this would be appreciated, even just pointing me towards a good tutorial/good example code would go a long way.
kodi

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### Re: [code question] spawining along a line

Off the top of my head this ought to work with minor adjustments.

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``````double ang = GetAngle(0,AAPTR_TARGET);
double range2d = GetDistance(0, AAPTR_TARGET);
double range3d = GetDistance(1, AAPTR_TARGET);
double pit = atan2(range2d, self.z - target.z) //may need to reverse the z comparison, I forget the right order easily
double sparsity = 10.0;

for(int i = +; i <=  range3d/sparsity, i++)
{
//use these for spawn function arguments instead and maybe add some randomization. The proper method would be real bezier curves but I can't into math that well.
x = cos(ang) * cos(pit)*(sparsity*i);
x = sin(ang) * cos(pit)*(sparsity*i);
z = sin(pit) * (sparsity*i);
}``````
I think maybe a native railgun function could do the trick just as well, with custom spawnclass and a range limit of GetDistance(1, AAPTR_TARGET)