Thread: Newbie need desperirate help with ellipse.

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    Bios Raider biosninja's Avatar
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    Unhappy Newbie need desperirate help with ellipse.

    Hi thre all!! I've stared programming in borland C++ 5.02 about a year ago. Now I'm trying to go into graphics. At the moment I can't seem to get a function to draw an ellipse in (s)vga mode. I can do a circle + a line but I just can't seem to do ellipse.

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    The cartesian equation for an ellipse is
    x2/a2 + y2/b2=1

    where: x = a sin(teta) and y = b cos(teta)
    are the parametric equations.

    hope this helps..

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    Pursuing knowledge confuted's Avatar
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    use the equations for making a circle, except instead of having the radius the same in both equations, the y equation should have the vertical radius and the x equation should have the horizontal radius (:

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