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Formula use to find coordinate of circle

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for (int vertex = 0; vertex < numberOfSides; vertex++) { // calculate the angle of the current vertex float angle = (float)vertex * 2.0f * (float)PI/numberOfSides; // draw the current vertex at the correct radius glVertex3f(cosf(angle)*radius, 0.0, sinf(angle)*radius); } I confuse about this formula, angle that calculates from (float)vertex * 2.0f * (float)PI/numberOfSides; will be radian right? but what we needed to use in sin and cos is an angle,but when I try float angle = (float)vertex *360/numberOfSides; it not show the correct result,so I want to know if I miss any concepts of this thing?

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sinf() and cosf() take angles in radians, not degrees. Thus your first version works and your second doesn't.

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You can convert from degrees (what you mean when you say angle, I take it) to radians by multiplying the degree value by pi/180. Conversely, you can go the other way by multiplying radians by 180/pi.

Just think of radians and degrees as two different ways of measuring the same quantity (angle), which can be easily converted from one to the other as you need them.

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