Jarrod Jarrod - 3 months ago 21
Javascript Question

Test if two lines intersect - JavaScript function

I've tried searching for a javascript function that will detect if two lines intersect each other.

The function will take the x,y values of both the start end points for each line (we'll call them line A and line B).

Is to return true if they intersect, otherwise false.

Example of the function. I'm happy if the answer uses a vector object instead.

Function isIntersect (lineAp1x, lineAp1y, lineAp2x, lineAp2y, lineBp1x, lineBp1y, lineBp2x, lineBp2y)

// JavaScript line intersecting test here.


Some background info: this code is for a game I'm trying to make in html5 canvas, and is part of my collision detection.

function lineIntersect(x1,y1,x2,y2, x3,y3,x4,y4) {
    var x=((x1*y2-y1*x2)*(x3-x4)-(x1-x2)*(x3*y4-y3*x4))/((x1-x2)*(y3-y4)-(y1-y2)*(x3-x4));
    var y=((x1*y2-y1*x2)*(y3-y4)-(y1-y2)*(x3*y4-y3*x4))/((x1-x2)*(y3-y4)-(y1-y2)*(x3-x4));
    if (isNaN(x)||isNaN(y)) {
        return false;
    } else {
        if (x1>=x2) {
            if (!(x2<=x&&x<=x1)) {return false;}
        } else {
            if (!(x1<=x&&x<=x2)) {return false;}
        if (y1>=y2) {
            if (!(y2<=y&&y<=y1)) {return false;}
        } else {
            if (!(y1<=y&&y<=y2)) {return false;}
        if (x3>=x4) {
            if (!(x4<=x&&x<=x3)) {return false;}
        } else {
            if (!(x3<=x&&x<=x4)) {return false;}
        if (y3>=y4) {
            if (!(y4<=y&&y<=y3)) {return false;}
        } else {
            if (!(y3<=y&&y<=y4)) {return false;}
    return true;

The wiki page I found the answer from.