# Need help in building arch based on distance between 2 objects and angle

Hi
I have 2 bars on each side, position and sizes are dynamic, I need to build and arch on top of these bars joining like yellow highlightes in the picture below, I must go with dynamically provide slope in a function and the arch center will be the absolute center of the 2 side bars. I am stuck trying to make it work. can anyone please help me?

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Hi!
Pretty much this way: Bridge text want in threejs - #3 by prisoner849

My suggestion would be to try to make the arch by yourself. As a hint, you can split the problem into two smaller problems:

• mathematics: if you have the coordinates of the beginning and end of the arch, and the angle, calculate the coordinates of the top middle joint
• graphics: having two points, draw a bar from the first point to the second point

If you solve these two problems, you have everything in order to make the arch.

hi @PavelBoytchev
thanks for the suggestions, I have the 2 points cordinates yes but I am unable to find the center point Y (YUP) based in an angle provide, say I am looking to set a 30 degree slope, how do I calculate the Y position (top point of the arch) basen on a 30 degree slope up from the side bars?

Here is the next hint. The mathematical problem can be illustrated with this picture:

The angle α is known (30° or any other degrees). The distance d can be calculated by the positions of the two vertical bars, so d is also known. However, h is unknown. Do you know how to calculate h with trigonometric functions?

that “h” is exactly I am looking for, I am not sure how to calculate h

The half arch is a right triangle. So, it is possible to use the tangent function:

tan(α) = h / (d/2)

so

h = tan(α)·d/2.

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thank you, working on it

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