# Problem when trying to create two separate arcs

Hi everyone! I am new to OF and, in my exercise, I try to create two arcs side by side by using ofPath. However, I have problems with creating the second one.

My code for the first one is:

ofPath path;

float startAngle = 110;

float endAngle = -110;

``````    path.arc (550, 285, radius, radius, startAngle, endAngle);

path.setCircleResolution (100);

path.setStrokeWidth (2);

path.setColor ((130, 116, 81));

path.setFilled ( **false** );

path.draw ();
``````

The problem is the second arc . I want its radius to be a bit smaller, and I would also like to change the start and end angle - and of course I want a different X and Y. However, I get the error while trying to create this (in the picture). The answer is probably very simple, has anyone have suggestions?

Also, â€śpath.setColor ((130, 116, 81));â€ť is not giving me the brown shade that I want, I think it just creates the first value 130 = grey.

Many thanks if you can help!

Ok an update; this does not create errors, but the first arc is now forming a closed shape I donâ€™t wish to get:

Hi @juss,

I think it appear to be that your path has been defined twice.
Same for the startAngle, endAngle, and radius.

You can either :
solution 1 : name them differently,
solution 2 : just not re-declare them, and simply overwrite their values.
solution 3 : create a function in which they would live, and call its parameters as many times as you want.

solution 1 implementation :

``````ofPath path1, path2;
float startAngle1, startAngle2;
float endAngle1, endAngle2;

// [...] rest of the code with the names corresponding to path1
// [...] rest of the code with the names corresponding to path2
``````

solution2 implementation :

``````// after the first path.draw();
path.clear();
startAngle = 110;
// [...] etc
``````

solution 3 :
in ofApp.h :

in ofApp.cpp :

``````ofPath path;
//[...] resolution set, stroweight, color, filling and draw.
}
``````

Hope thius helps.

++

P

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yes you called the path.close() method which will close the path you are using.

Hi @pierre_tardif00, I tried solution 1 and it worked instantly! Many many thanks for your help and detailed instructions, it all makes sense now

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