# Arc shape

Dr. Michael Paus mp at jugs.org
Wed May 2 10:02:07 PDT 2012

```There is a verbal description in the JavaDoc of the Node classs
Transformation section.

Hint: An image would say more than a thousand words.

Am 02.05.2012 18:42, schrieb Jeff Martin:
> Good point. :-). I'm not even sure which way the z-axis goes. Is there a document on the JavaFX coordinate system?
>
> jeff
>
>
> On May 2, 2012, at 11:17 AM, Dr. Michael Paus wrote:
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>> But if z would come out of the screen and x is to the right, then y would be going up according to the right hand rule.
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>> Am 02.05.2012 18:06, schrieb Jeff Martin:
>>> I think rotation is following the right hand coordinate system (or right hand thumb rule) with positive z coming out of the screen.
>>>
>>> The StartAngle also seems to be working correctly according to a sanity test I just did. The start angle defines where the angle starts so it doesn't effect (and shouldn't be subtracted from) the arc length.
>>>
>>> jeff
>>>
>>> On May 2, 2012, at 7:26 AM, goddard at seznam.cz wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I've got this constructor for an arc:
>>>>
>>>> Arc a = new Arc(100f, 100f, 50f, 50f, 0f, 120f); //cX, cY, rX, rY, angle,
>>>> length
>>>>
>>>> That produces the visual output you can see in the attached screenshot.
>>>> My questions are:
>>>> - if the 0 degree starts at X axis, then why?
>>>> - if an arc is extended counter-clockwise, then why?
>>>>
>>>> Does it ignore the startAngle completely?
>>>>
>>>> Arc a2 = new Arc(200f, 100f, 50f, 50f, 120f, 240f); //produces an arc of length 240, instead of 120?
>>>>
>>>> There're other things/properties that are designed to use the clockwise system
>>>> (top, right, bottom, left) in JavaFX, therefore this makes a programmer to
>>>> "switch" between these two concepts, in addition to all the other things one
>>>> must remember.
>>>> I think we had similar discussion during JavaFX 1.2 or 1.3 development...
>>>>
>>>> Regards, Jiri
>>
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>> Dr. Michael Paus, Chairman of the Java User Group Stuttgart e.V. (JUGS).