I cant create a new Object when the old one hits a certain x value

Hello, so i am making a game, and there are two main objects, there is you, and the obstacle.

i want to crate a new obstacle, when the previous one gets to a certain space,

Here is the code for the obstacle

PVector locat2 = new PVector(1000, 500);
PVector velocityObst;
PVector gravity2;


class Cactus 
{
  {
    gravity2 = new PVector(0, 0.2);
    velocityObst = new PVector(-5, 0);

    velocityObst.add(gravity2);

    locat2.add(velocityObst);

    if (locat2.y > 500) {
      locat2.y = 499;
    }

    stroke(255);
    strokeWeight(2);
    fill(0);
    rect(locat2.x, locat2.y, 39, 56);
  }
}

and here is the code for the main character:

PVector location;
PVector velocity;  
PVector gravity;   
PVector upforce;

void setup() {
  size(1100, 600);
  location = new PVector(50, 500);
  velocity = new PVector(0, 0);
  gravity = new PVector(0,0.2);
  upforce = new PVector(0, -5.4); 
  
}

void jump() {
  location.add(upforce);
}

void draw() {
  background(255);
  
  new Cactus();

  location.add(velocity);

  velocity.add(gravity);

  if ((location.x > width) || (location.x < 0)) {
    velocity.x = 0;
  }

  if (location.y > 500) {
    velocity.y = 0;
  }
  
  stroke(255);
  strokeWeight(2);
  fill(127);
  rect(location.x, location.y, 39, 56);
 
  
  if (keyPressed) {
    if (key == ' ') {
      jump();
    }
  } else {
  }

}
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Hey There!

Rather than add one you can just return the one which just went off screen back to the start or something.

Here’s the code.

PVector locat2 = new PVector(1000, 500);
PVector velocityObst;
PVector gravity2;


class Cactus 
{
  {
    gravity2 = new PVector(0, 0.2);
    velocityObst = new PVector(-5, 0);

   // velocityObst.add(gravity2);

    locat2.add(velocityObst);

    if (locat2.x < 0) {
      locat2.x = width;
    }

    stroke(255);
    strokeWeight(2);
    fill(0);
    rect(locat2.x, locat2.y, 39, 56);
  }
}
PVector location;
PVector velocity;  
PVector gravity;   
PVector upforce;

void setup() {
  size(1100, 600);
  location = new PVector(50, 500);
  velocity = new PVector(0, 0);
  gravity = new PVector(0, 0.2);
  upforce = new PVector(0, -5.4);
}

void jump() {
  location.add(upforce);
}

void draw() {
  background(255);

  new Cactus();

  location.add(velocity);

  velocity.add(gravity);

  if ((location.x > width) || (location.x < 0)) {
    velocity.x = 0;
  }

  if (location.y > 500) {
    velocity.y = 0;
  }

  stroke(255);
  strokeWeight(2);
  fill(127);
  rect(location.x, location.y, 39, 56);


  if (keyPressed) {
    if (key == ' ') {
      jump();
    }
  } else {
  }
}

So where in the cactus you have if it’s position is < than 0 return back to width where it is the start of the screen on the right.
( Also commented out the enemies velocity as this causes it to go off screen but you do whatever you like )

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sorry i have not responded, i was really caught up with school, visiting relatives, and trying to fix my desktop, which i might have accidentally reformated.

Yes, but here is the problem, i want to be able to have multiple of them on the screen at once





ArrayList<Cactus> cList = new ArrayList();

void setup() {
  size(1100, 600);

  for (int i=0; i<6; i++) {
    Cactus c = new Cactus(); 
    c.locat2 = new PVector(random(width), random(height));
    c.velocity = new PVector(0, 0);
    c.gravity = new PVector(0, 0.2);
    c.upforce = new PVector(0, -5.4);

    cList.add(c);
  }
}

void draw() {
  background(255);

  for (Cactus c : cList) { 
    c.run();
  }

  if (keyPressed) {
    if (key == ' ') {
      //jump();
    }
  } else {
  }
}

//===================================================================

class Cactus {
  PVector locat2 = new PVector(1000, 500);
  PVector velocityObst;
  PVector gravity2;

  //  PVector location;
  PVector velocity;  
  PVector gravity;   
  PVector upforce;

  Cactus() {
    gravity2 = new PVector(0, 0.2);
    velocityObst = new PVector(-5, 0);

    // velocityObst.add(gravity2);
  }

  void run() {

    //location.add(velocity);
    //velocity.add(gravity);

    if ((locat2.x > width) || (locat2.x < 0)) {
      velocity.x = 0;
    }

    if (locat2.y > 500) {
      velocity.y = 0;
    }


    locat2.add(velocityObst);

    if (locat2.x < 0) {
      locat2.x = width;
    }

    stroke(255);
    strokeWeight(2);
    fill(0);
    rect(locat2.x, locat2.y, 39, 56);
  }

  void jump() {
    //c.location.add(c.upforce);
  }
}
//===================================================================
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