# Simple Linear Gradient

Simple Linear Gradient

The lerpColor() function is useful for interpolating between two colors.

```
// Constants
int Y_AXIS = 1;
int X_AXIS = 2;
color b1, b2, c1, c2;

void setup() {
size(640, 360);

// Define colors
b1 = color(255);
b2 = color(0);
c1 = color(204, 102, 0);
c2 = color(0, 102, 153);

noLoop();
}

void draw() {
// Background
setGradient(0, 0, width/2, height, b1, b2, X_AXIS);
setGradient(width/2, 0, width/2, height, b2, b1, X_AXIS);
// Foreground
setGradient(50, 90, 540, 80, c1, c2, Y_AXIS);
setGradient(50, 190, 540, 80, c2, c1, X_AXIS);
}

void setGradient(int x, int y, float w, float h, color c1, color c2, int axis ) {

noFill();

if (axis == Y_AXIS) {  // Top to bottom gradient
for (int i = y; i <= y+h; i++) {
float inter = map(i, y, y+h, 0, 1);
color c = lerpColor(c1, c2, inter);
stroke(c);
line(x, i, x+w, i);
}
}
else if (axis == X_AXIS) {  // Left to right gradient
for (int i = x; i <= x+w; i++) {
float inter = map(i, x, x+w, 0, 1);
color c = lerpColor(c1, c2, inter);
stroke(c);
line(i, y, i, y+h);
}
}
}

```

## Functions Used

stroke()

Sets the color used to draw lines and borders around shapes

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size()

Defines the dimension of the display window width and height in units of pixels

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lerpColor()

Calculates a color between two colors at a specific increment

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setup()

The setup() function is run once, when the program starts

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map()

Re-maps a number from one range to another

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color()

Creates colors for storing in variables of the color datatype

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noLoop()

Stops Processing from continuously executing the code within draw()

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draw()

Called directly after setup(), the draw() function continuously executes the lines of code contained inside its block until the program is stopped or noLoop() is called

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noFill()

Disables filling geometry

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line()

Draws a line (a direct path between two points) to the screen

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