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# Draw a curve in Java if only have 3 coordinates known.....Help !!

motress zlting
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How can i draw a curve in java language ?
The figure show the curve i going to draw ....if i have coordinate, then how to draw the curve,
and i also need to draw the curve and link it to become a circle if i only have 3 coordinates as shown,
the other may need to do estimation to draw it.
Anyone have the best way to do so ?
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Maneesh Godbole
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Rob Spoor
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I think that Graphics.drawArc can help you draw that line, but you will probably need to transform your coordinates a bit. That's where basic math comes in, with sin, cos and tan (which are all available in the Math class).

Consider this little example:
The rectangle is to indicate how the x, y width and height values work. As you see, they form a rectangle all around the oval (end angle == 360). Now all you need to do is take these three coordinates and calculate x, y, width, height, the start angle and the end angle (0 and 60 respectively in my example).

Here's a hint:
- calculate the angle between (x,y) and (x1,y1) using Math
- calculate the angle between (x,y) and (x2,y2) using Math
- calculate x3 for which (x3,y) would be on the oval, using Math
- calculate y3 for which (x,y3) would be on the oval, using Math
- calculate the width and x position for the arc using x and x3
- calculate the height and y position for the arc using y and y3
- draw the arc!

motress zlting
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Rob Prime wrote:I think that Graphics.drawArc can help you draw that line, but you will probably need to transform your coordinates a bit. That's where basic math comes in, with sin, cos and tan (which are all available in the Math class).

Thankyou so much ....I will go thru it...

motress zlting
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Thanks ....

Rob Spoor
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motress zlting wrote:thru

Sorry to nitpick but please UseRealWords: through, not thru.

salvin francis
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You might want to look at this too:
How to plot curves