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Silly small Processing sketch for trig reference

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This is just a small Processing sketch that I’m throwing up here for reference. It seems that every time I’m trying to calculate the point on a circle, I forget whether I’m working in angles or radians, etc…

int     radius, lines;
float   angle;
PVector center;

void setup() {
  size(600, 600); 
  lines = (int)random(4, 20);
  if (lines % 2 > 0) {
    lines += 1;
  radius = 200;
  angle  = 360.0 / lines;
  center = new PVector(width/2.0,height/2,0);

void draw() {
  ellipse(width/2, height/2, radius*2, radius*2);
  for(int i = 0; i < lines; i++){
    float thisAngle = i * angle;
    float ptX = center.x + sin(radians(thisAngle))*radius;
    float ptY = center.y + cos(radians(thisAngle))*radius;


Written by Clay

February 20, 2014 at 10:55

Posted in Processing, Reference

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