mike_hornbeck mike_hornbeck - 1 month ago 6
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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