mike_hornbeck mike_hornbeck - 3 months ago 29
Java Question

How to draw 'biohazard' with swing

I'm practicing my swing abilities for the upcoming test, and fried gave me idea to draw biohazard sign like this :

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I could draw the circles with Elipse2D, but then I somehow need to cut those 3 triangles. Any ideas how I can do that ?


You can use Java2D and canvas for this. The things that you may be using are, Circle and Arc. You should have three arcs with 30 degrees.

I tried using simple graphics over the frame.

Here is an attempt

import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.Graphics;

import javax.swing.JComponent;
import javax.swing.JFrame;

public class Biohazard {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        new Biohazard();

    public Biohazard() {
        JFrame frame = new JFrame("Biohazard");
        frame.getContentPane().add(new MyComponent());
        frame.setSize(260, 280);

    public class MyComponent extends JComponent {
        public void paint(Graphics g) {
            int height = 120;
            int width = 120;
            g.fillOval(60, 60, height, width);
            g.drawOval(60, 60, height, width);

            int swivels = 6;
            int commonx, commony, commonh, commonw;

            for(int i=0;i<swivels;i++){
                commonx = commony = 120-i*10;
                commonh = commonw = i*20;
                g.drawArc(commonx, commony, commonh, commonw, 60 , 60);
                g.drawArc(commonx, commony, commonh, commonw, 180 , 60);
                g.drawArc(commonx, commony, commonh, commonw, 300 , 60);

The original one : source code can be found at http://pastebin.com/HSNFx7Gq

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