# A way to make proximity smaller?

Hi, is there a way to make a proximity smaller than what it is with expressions?

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Proximity is able to go to 4 pixels (4 or 8, I donâ€™t remember). If you click on it you can adjust the size or the shape (circle or square).

There would be no difference really between that and the distance equation with such a small proximity

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just use distance formula and check if itâ€™s less than or equal to 4 (or your designated distance)

this will use the center of the object though

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Hi, is there a way to make a proximity smaller than what it is with expressions?

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You would need to use the Distance equation â€śMath.sqrt(Math.abs(A * A) + Math.abs(B * B))â€ť
You can also use Math.pow(A, 2) instead of A*A

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Is there any specific reasons anyone needs a prox set to less than 4?
I mean sure, Distance can work but why not use prox?

On the other hand, I honestly think it would be a good feature request to allow proximities to be 1 pixel wide. I can see more uses for pixel/coordinate checks when offsets get added.

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itâ€™s actually Math.sqrt(Math.pow(A,2) - Math.pow(B,2))
absolute value isnâ€™t needed for numbers being squared. any real number times itself equals a positive number

also you need to subtract them

I already said that. Also, I copy and pasted a previous post from you for that equation. I didnâ€™t completely remember the equation off-hand so I found your post.

Maybe you should *go to the prox settings anf shorten the distance of the prox using the value.

OK I FIGURED IT OUT NOW

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