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Re: Convert path arcs to cubic splines?

From: Thomas DeWeese <Thomas.DeWeese@Kodak.com>
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2005 13:07:12 -0400
Message-ID: <42F4EE40.5070802@Kodak.com>
To: Mark McKay <mark@kitfox.com>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Hi Mark,

    You might want to look at the Apache Batik project:

    It includes a class called 'ExtendedGeneralPath' that
wraps a standard GeneralPath and supports all of the SVG
draw commands.  Batik also includes a parser for the
path syntax which might be helpful.  In general if you want
to do something with SVG in Java you should look carefully
at Batik.


Mark McKay wrote:

> I'm having trouble tring to figute out how to calculate arcs.  In 
> particular, I'd like to convert a path's arc syntax into the equivilant 
> (or closest) cubic syntax.
> I'm writing a program that parses the content of the path element and 
> produces GeneralPath shapes in Java.  The GeneralPath can create shapes 
> composed of linear, quadratic and cubic splines.  Any light shed into 
> how to interpret the arc syntax would be a big help.
> Mark McKay
Received on Saturday, 6 August 2005 17:07:17 UTC

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