Parent Path
Library display.*
Revision Current Public Release (2017.3068)
See also display.newRect()
Perspective and Depth (guide)


The rectangle path specifies the geometry of the corresponding rectangle object.

This path has limited properties which let you manipulate specific aspects of the shape object. These aspects can either be set explicitly or animated via a transition.


(Inherits properties from Path)


Number. Height of the rectangle.


Number. Width of the rectangle.

Quadrilateral Distortion

The following properties allow you to distort the corners of a rectangle by specifying offsets. The corners are ordered starting with the top-left and going around in counter-clockwise order (see diagram below).

Learn more about 2.5D/3D effects in the Perspective and Depth guide.

path.x1, path.y1

Numbers. The offset for the top-left corner. Defaults are 0,0.

path.x2, path.y2

Numbers. The offset for the bottom-left corner. Defaults are 0,0.

path.x3, path.y3

Numbers. The offset for the bottom-right corner. Defaults are 0,0.

path.x4, path.y4

Numbers. The offset for the top-right corner. Defaults are 0,0.


local rect = display.newRect( 160, 240, 150, 50 )
rect.path.x1 = -50 rect.path, { time=2000, height=100, x1=0 } )