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## Arc2D.Double coordinates

Hello,

I would like to create an array with some x and y coordinates (say 10 of them, or decided by the user) of the arc of an Arc2D.Double shape so as to create Point2D objects on these coordinates.

Can you help me how this can be done? I have tried the getPathIterator() but couldn't get the coordinates, too difficult for me...!

2. Java Code:
```import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.geom.*;
import javax.swing.*;

public class ArcPoints extends JPanel {
final int NUM_POINTS = 10;
Arc2D.Double arc = new Arc2D.Double(100, 40, 250, 300,
135, 90, Arc2D.OPEN);

protected void paintComponent(Graphics g) {
super.paintComponent(g);
Graphics2D g2 = (Graphics2D)g;
g2.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_ANTIALIASING,
RenderingHints.VALUE_ANTIALIAS_ON);
g2.setPaint(Color.blue);
g2.draw(arc);
g2.setPaint(Color.red);
Point2D.Double[] p = getPoints();
for(int j = 0; j < p.length; j++) {
if(p[j] == null) continue;  // just in case
g2.fill(new Ellipse2D.Double(p[j].x-2, p[j].y-2, 4, 4));
}
}

private Point2D.Double[] getPoints() {
Point2D.Double[] points = new Point2D.Double[NUM_POINTS];
double arcLength = getLength();
double segLength = arcLength/(NUM_POINTS-1);
System.out.printf("arcLength = %.1f  segLength = %.1f%n",
arcLength, segLength);
// Traverse the arc and create a new point at the
// beginning and at every segLength along it.
// totalDeviation in traverse is affected by flatness value.
double flatness = 0.0001;
PathIterator pit = arc.getPathIterator(null, flatness);
double[] coords = new double[6];
double lastX = 0, lastY = 0, totalLength = 0;
double totalDeviation = 0;
int count = 0;
while(!pit.isDone()) {
int type = pit.currentSegment(coords);
switch(type) {
case PathIterator.SEG_MOVETO:
lastX = coords[0];
lastY = coords[1];
points[count++] = new Point2D.Double(lastX, lastY);
break;
case PathIterator.SEG_LINETO:
double distance = Point2D.distance(lastX, lastY,
coords[0], coords[1]);
if(totalLength + distance > segLength) {  // found a minimum
points[count++] = new Point2D.Double(lastX, lastY);
double deviation = segLength - totalLength;
System.out.printf("count = %2d  totalLength = %.2f  " +
"deviation = %.2f%n",
count, totalLength, deviation);
totalDeviation += deviation;
totalLength = 0;
}
totalLength += distance;
lastX = coords[0];
lastY = coords[1];
break;
default:
System.out.println("unexpected type: " + type);
}
pit.next();
}
System.out.printf("totalDeviation = %f for flatness = %f%n",
totalDeviation, flatness);
return points;
}

private double getLength() {
double flatness = 0.01;
PathIterator pit = arc.getPathIterator(null, flatness);
double[] coords = new double[6];
double lastX = 0, lastY = 0, arcLength = 0;
while(!pit.isDone()) {
int type = pit.currentSegment(coords);
switch(type) {
case PathIterator.SEG_MOVETO:
lastX = coords[0];
lastY = coords[1];
break;
case PathIterator.SEG_LINETO:
arcLength += Point2D.distance(lastX, lastY,
coords[0], coords[1]);
lastX = coords[0];
lastY = coords[1];
break;
default:
System.out.println("unexpected type: " + type);
}
pit.next();
}
return arcLength;
}

public static void main(String[] args) {
JFrame f = new JFrame();
f.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
f.setSize(400,400);
f.setLocation(200,200);
f.setVisible(true);
}
}```

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Hello hardwired,

Thanks very much for your precious help, I really appreciate!

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