user1822729 user1822729 - 3 months ago 5x
Android Question

Moving an Image in Elliptical path

I am in the process of creating an Android App which has an Image. The image has to circle around the center in the Elliptical path. I would require a function to return the X and Y coordinates of the Elliptical path. Could you please help me to achieve this?


The below equations will give you x and y coordinates of ellipse.

x = a cos t 
y = b sin t

a - horizontal distance from origin.

b - vertical distance from origin

t - angle at which you need the coordinate. enter image description here

List<Double> xcoord = new ArrayList<Double>();
List<Double> ycoord = new ArrayList<Double>();

public void getCoordinates() {
    for(int i=0;i<360;i++) {
        xcoord.add(10 * Math.cos(i));
        ycoord.add(20 * Math.sin(i));

The above function adds up all the coordinates from 0 to 360 to the list with 10 as horizontal distance from origin and 20 as vertical distance from origin. Hope this helps.