Radar Sweep

Screenshot of radar sweep example
radar_sweep.py
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"""
This animation example shows how perform a radar sweep animation.
"""

import arcade
import math

# Set up the constants
SCREEN_WIDTH = 800
SCREEN_HEIGHT = 600

# These constants control the particulars about the radar
CENTER_X = SCREEN_WIDTH // 2
CENTER_Y = SCREEN_HEIGHT // 2
RADIANS_PER_FRAME = 0.02
SWEEP_LENGTH = 250


def on_draw(delta_time):
    """ Use this function to draw everything to the screen. """

    # Move the angle of the sweep.
    on_draw.angle += RADIANS_PER_FRAME

    # Calculate the end point of our radar sweep. Using math.
    x = SWEEP_LENGTH * math.sin(on_draw.angle) + CENTER_X
    y = SWEEP_LENGTH * math.cos(on_draw.angle) + CENTER_Y

    # Start the render. This must happen before any drawing
    # commands. We do NOT need an stop render command.
    arcade.start_render()

    # Draw the radar line
    arcade.draw_line(CENTER_X, CENTER_Y, x, y, arcade.color.OLIVE, 4)

    # Draw the outline of the radar
    arcade.draw_circle_outline(CENTER_X, CENTER_Y, SWEEP_LENGTH,
                               arcade.color.DARK_GREEN, 10)

# These are function-specific variables. Before we
# use them in our function, we need to give them initial
# values.
on_draw.angle = 0

# Open up our window
arcade.open_window(SCREEN_WIDTH, SCREEN_HEIGHT, "Radar Sweep Example")
arcade.set_background_color(arcade.color.BLACK)

# Tell the computer to call the draw command at the specified interval.
arcade.schedule(on_draw, 1 / 80)

# Run the program
arcade.run()

# When done running the program, close the window.
arcade.close_window()