## Newbie coordinate question

### Newbie coordinate question

so I'm new to thyme, and for my first project, I'd like to know how to set a variable to the X coordinate of an object, and to set another variable to the Y coordinate. Also, is it possible to use a matrix for the X values and another matrix for the Y values, and then have objects each write their coordinates into different matrix slots? Thanks in advance for your help
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izacque

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### Re: Newbie coordinate question

To read preexisting variables like the position you have to use "new method" / "method-x". But then it's possible. So if you used this method you can add the x and y values to a matrix. For example

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`scene.my.posX = scene.my.posX ++ [e.pos(0)]Scene.my.posY = scene.my.posY ++ [e.pos(1)]`

KarateBrot

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### Re: Newbie coordinate question

Are you sure you have to use the new method, i belive you can read position regularly

Versieon

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### Re: Newbie coordinate question

Oh yeah of course, sorry. But you can't read it directly off of the object. You have to attach an object to it and also a laser / beacon to read e.pos of the collision / laser event out from the middle of the object or where you want it to be.

KarateBrot

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### Re: Newbie coordinate question

Download the K-probe on algobox. Really useful gadget from Killinich. It gave plenty of information like RPM, position, velocity ... 100 time per second.
Antotabo

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### Re: Newbie coordinate question

Or you can save yourself a lot of variables and make one yourself.

standardtoaster

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### Re: Newbie coordinate question

thanks guys, I was actually planning to use a beacon-detector system, so that's not a problem. I won't download the K-Probe. that Would be cheating. and I know enough about algodoo and thyme to make my own beacon without instructions.
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