Drawing lines around the edge of an arc/ellipse

Hey, I’m wondering if there’s an efficient method of drawing lines around the edge of an arc or ellipse (please excuse the terrible example drawing).

I got excited when I came across this post, which refers to an “addArcSegment” – which apparently “draws a path of straight lines around the edge of the circle spaced 0.05 radians apart.”

However, this discussion is from 2004, and the method doesn’t seem to exist anymore.

I wonder if it was replaced by something?

I can conceive of some ways to do it with rotation transforms but hoping there’s a quicker way!


Why not just draw the lines yourself?


x1 = centerX + cos(angleInRadians) * innerSize;
y1 = centerY + sin(angleInRadians) * innerSize;
x2 = centerX + cos(angleInRadians) * outerSize;
y2 = centerY + sin(angleInRadians) * outerSize;
drawLine(x1, y1, x2, y2);

Very nice! I remember when I knew some trig… time to revise.

Somebody else suggested using the “fromStartAndAngle” method in Line, and also “withShortenedStart”:

auto line = juce::Line<float>::fromStartAndAngle (centre, radius + markerLength, angle);
line = line.withShortenedStart ( radius );

…then draw it in a loop. I like both methods!

Thanks for your help :slight_smile:

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