How to make indicator paint behind price

TylerDurden

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Does anyone know how to script the indicator so it will paint behind the price candle? Like the SMA that paints infront of the candle. It would be better if it paints behind the price bar
 
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Following up from almost two years ago (amazing how fast time flies) - this isn't a perfect solution to this old thread, but here's a possible workaround idea.

Code:
# Hiding MAs when Price Crosses
# Pensar

input price = close;
input n1 = 10;
input n2 = 20;
input n3 = 50;
input n4 = 100;
input n5 = 150;
input n6 = 200;
input displace = 0;
input averageType = AverageType.SIMPLE;

def n = double.nan;
def h = high;
def l = low;

def mx = max(open,close);
def mn = min(open,close);
plot avg1 = if mx > MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n1) and mn < MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n1) then n else MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n1);
plot avg2 = if mx > MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n2)...

Pensar

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@TylerDurden Unfortunately, I dont believe thinkscript can do so. You are able to adjust the transparency of the indicator, though. In the indicator settings, click the color > more > HSV or HSL.
 

TylerDurden

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The idea is to have a chart like in the following picture so it's easy to do the price analysis without the MA getting in the way like in the following picture.

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Pensar

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Following up from almost two years ago (amazing how fast time flies) - this isn't a perfect solution to this old thread, but here's a possible workaround idea.

Code:
# Hiding MAs when Price Crosses
# Pensar

input price = close;
input n1 = 10;
input n2 = 20;
input n3 = 50;
input n4 = 100;
input n5 = 150;
input n6 = 200;
input displace = 0;
input averageType = AverageType.SIMPLE;

def n = double.nan;
def h = high;
def l = low;

def mx = max(open,close);
def mn = min(open,close);
plot avg1 = if mx > MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n1) and mn < MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n1) then n else MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n1);
plot avg2 = if mx > MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n2) and mn < MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n2) then n else MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n2);
plot avg3 = if mx > MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n3) and mn < MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n3) then n else MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n3);
plot avg4 = if mx > MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n4) and mn < MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n4) then n else MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n4);
plot avg5 = if mx > MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n5) and mn < MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n5) then n else MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n5);
plot avg6 = if mx > MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n6) and mn < MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n6) then n else MovingAverage(averageType, price[-displace], n6);

avg1.SetDefaultColor(createcolor(51,51,51));
avg2.SetDefaultColor(createcolor(51,51,51));
avg3.SetDefaultColor(createcolor(51,51,51));
avg4.SetDefaultColor(createcolor(51,51,51));
avg5.SetDefaultColor(createcolor(51,51,51));
avg6.SetDefaultColor(createcolor(51,51,51));

# end code
 
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