I'm not sure if I am approaching this the correct way. In my app, when a user touches the screen I capture the point and create an arc from a fixed point to that touch point. I then want to move a UIView along that arc.

Here's my code:


//method to "shoot" object - KIP_Projectile creates the arc, KIP_Character creates the object I want to move along the arc


//get arc for trajectory
    KIP_Projectile* vThisProjectile = [[KIP_Projectile alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(51.0, fatElvisCenterPoint-30.0, touchPoint.x, 60.0)];
    vThisProjectile.backgroundColor = [UIColor clearColor];
    [self.view addSubview:vThisProjectile];


 KIP_Character* thisChar = [[KIP_Character alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(51, objCenterPoint-5, imgThisChar.size.width, imgThisChar.size.height)];
    thisChar.backgroundColor = [UIColor clearColor];
    thisChar.charID = charID;
    thisChar.charType = 2;
    thisChar.strCharType = @"Projectile";
    thisChar.imgMyImage = imgThisChar;
    thisChar.myArc = vThisProjectile;
    [thisChar buildImage];
    [thisChar traceArc];

in KIP_Projectile I build the arc using this code:

- (CGMutablePathRef) createArcPathFromBottomOfRect : (CGRect) rect : (CGFloat) arcHeight {

    CGRect arcRect = CGRectMake(rect.origin.x, rect.origin.y + rect.size.height - arcHeight, rect.size.width, arcHeight);

    CGFloat arcRadius = (arcRect.size.height/2) + (pow(arcRect.size.width, 2) / (8*arcRect.size.height));
    CGPoint arcCenter = CGPointMake(arcRect.origin.x + arcRect.size.width/2, arcRect.origin.y + arcRadius);

    CGFloat angle = acos(arcRect.size.width / (2*arcRadius));
    CGFloat startAngle = radians(180) + angle;
    CGFloat endAngle = radians(360) - angle;

    CGMutablePathRef path = CGPathCreateMutable();
    CGPathAddArc(path, NULL, arcCenter.x, arcCenter.y, arcRadius, startAngle, endAngle, 0);

    return path;


- (void)drawRect:(CGRect)rect {

    CGContextRef currentContext = UIGraphicsGetCurrentContext();

    _myArcPath = [self createArcPathFromBottomOfRect:self.bounds:30.0];

    CGContextSetLineWidth(currentContext, 1);
    CGFloat red[4] = {1.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f, 1.0f};
    CGContextSetStrokeColor(currentContext, red);
    CGContextAddPath(currentContext, _myArcPath);


Works fine. The arc is displayed with a red stroke on the screen.

In KIP_Character, which has been passed it's relevant arc, I am using this code but getting no results.

- (void) traceArc {

    CGMutablePathRef myArc = _myArc.myArcPath; 

    // Set up path movement
    CAKeyframeAnimation *pathAnimation = [CAKeyframeAnimation animationWithKeyPath:@"position"];
    pathAnimation.calculationMode = kCAAnimationPaced;
    pathAnimation.fillMode = kCAFillModeForwards;
    pathAnimation.removedOnCompletion = NO;
    pathAnimation.path = myArc;

    [self.layer addAnimation:pathAnimation forKey:@"savingAnimation"];


Any help here would be appreciated.



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