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Declaration

public static void DrawLine(Vector3 p1, Vector3 p2, float thickness = 0.0f);

Parameters

p1 The position of the first line's end point in world space.
p2 The position of the second line's end point in world space.
thickness Line thickness in UI points (zero thickness draws single-pixel line).

Description

Draws a line from p1 to p2.

The Handles.color and Handles.matrix properties colorize and additionally transform the line position. Unity ignores DrawLine (that is, nothing happens) when the current GUI event type is not Repaint.


Draw Line in the Scene View.

// Draw lines to the connected game objects that a script has.
// If the target object doesnt have any game objects attached
// then it draws a line from the object to (0, 0, 0).

using UnityEditor; using UnityEngine;

[CustomEditor(typeof(ConnectedObjectsExampleScript))] class ConnectLineHandleExampleScript : Editor { void OnSceneGUI() { ConnectedObjectsExampleScript connectedObjects = target as ConnectedObjectsExampleScript; if (connectedObjects.objs == null) return;

Vector3 center = connectedObjects.transform.position; for (int i = 0; i < connectedObjects.objs.Length; i++) { GameObject connectedObject = connectedObjects.objs[i]; if (connectedObject) { Handles.DrawLine(center, connectedObject.transform.position); } else { Handles.DrawLine(center, Vector3.zero); } } } }

And the script attached to this Handle:

using UnityEngine;

public class ConnectedObjectsExampleScript : MonoBehaviour { public GameObject[] objs = null; }

Line thickness can be optionally set. Zero thickness draws a one-pixel line. Larger thickness values express line thickness in UI points. For example, a thickness of 1.0 could be two pixels wide on screen if the display zoom is 200% (see EditorGUIUtility.pixelsPerPoint).


Lines of varying thickness.

using UnityEngine;
using UnityEditor;

public class ExampleScript : MonoBehaviour { }

// Displays lines of various thickness in the scene view [CustomEditor(typeof(ExampleScript))] public class ExampleEditor : Editor { public void OnSceneGUI() { var t = target as ExampleScript; var tr = t.transform; var position = tr.position; Handles.color = Color.yellow; for (int i = 0; i < 10; ++i) { var linePos = position + Vector3.right * (i * 0.5f); Handles.DrawLine(linePos, linePos + Vector3.up, i); } } }