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in this program my teacher asked me to add some new features to this program by modifying the source code , he asked like ten things which i know and i've already modify but the two things i dont get are this :

i need to add more ovals to this program at less 5 more

i need to change the color of the ovals by maintaining the gredient effect of the original applet ( this question an expert answered for me thanks)

this is the code :

public class Wormhole extends Applet
{
    /**
     * Do all the drawing.
     */
    public void paint(Graphics g)
    {
        // Draw the black background.
        g.setColor(Color.black);
        g.fillRect(0, 0, 500, 350);
       
        // Draw ten nested "holes."
        drawHole(0, g);
        drawHole(1, g);
        drawHole(2, g);
        drawHole(3, g);
        drawHole(4, g);
        drawHole(5, g);
        drawHole(6, g);
        drawHole(7, g);
        drawHole(8, g);
        drawHole(9, g);
         
        // Draw the text, in white with a blue drop shadow.
        g.setColor(Color.blue);
        g.setFont(new Font("TimesRoman", Font.BOLD, 36));
        g.drawString("On to Cydonia!", 22, 300);
       
        g.setColor(Color.white);
        g.drawString("On to Cydonia!", 20, 298);
    }
   
    /**
     * Using the supplied Graphics object, draw the n-th hole.
     * n should be between 0 (darkest, largest) and 9 (lightest,
     * smallest).
     */
    private void drawHole(int n, Graphics g)
    {
        int X0 = 50,        // x-anchor
            Y0 = 50,        // y-anchor
            W0 = 350,        // initial width
            H0 = 200,        // initial height
            X_INC = 30,        // x-anchor increment
            Y_INC = 10,        // y-anchor increment
            RG_INC = 10,    // red-green increment
            BLUE_INC = 25;    // blue increment
           
        g.setColor(new Color(n * RG_INC, n * RG_INC, (n + 1) * BLUE_INC));
        g.fillOval(X0 + n * X_INC, Y0 + n * Y_INC,
                    W0 - n * X_INC, H0 - n * 2 * Y_INC);
    }
}



ok my teacher told me to add more lines like this one  (drawHole(10, g);) and then do the multiplications (ohh boy multiplication ??????) this is the part i dont get how you multiply this can you tell me step by step cause  my assignment works great but to be honest i just guess the numbers and i dont know how to do it , please tell me what should i multiply depending on the ovals you will add  to the applet , thanks in advance

Mijangos
         
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by:objects
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why doesn't adding extra calls to drawHole() work?
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by:mijangos
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if you add the extra ( drawHole() ) lines and you run the program you'll see that the extra oval wont appear at less you modify the variables , variables that already have the values that you need to multiply in order for the new ovals to appear thats what i cant do in other words i dont know what to multiply as my teacher said .

Mijangos
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by:objects
ID: 12244842
you could add an extra method and call that as well as the original one, eg.

    private void drawHole2(int n, Graphics g)
    {
        int X0 = 150,        // x-anchor
            Y0 = 150,        // y-anchor
            W0 = 350,        // initial width
            H0 = 200,        // initial height
            X_INC = 30,        // x-anchor increment
            Y_INC = 10,        // y-anchor increment
            RG_INC = 10,    // red-green increment
            BLUE_INC = 25;    // blue increment
           
        g.setColor(new Color(n * RG_INC, n * RG_INC, (n + 1) * BLUE_INC));
        g.fillOval(X0 + n * X_INC, Y0 + n * Y_INC,
                    W0 - n * X_INC, H0 - n * 2 * Y_INC);
    }
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by:mijangos
ID: 12244874
yes thats a solution but in this case i cant add any more methods to the program i can only modify the  , X_INC , Y_INC , RG_INC , BLUE_INC variables in this program
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by:objects
ID: 12244892
then perhaps add another call to fillOval() in drawHole:

    private void drawHole2(int n, Graphics g)
    {
        int X0 = 150,        // x-anchor
            Y0 = 150,        // y-anchor
            W0 = 350,        // initial width
            H0 = 200,        // initial height
            X_INC = 30,        // x-anchor increment
            Y_INC = 10,        // y-anchor increment
            RG_INC = 10,    // red-green increment
            BLUE_INC = 25;    // blue increment
           
        g.setColor(new Color(n * RG_INC, n * RG_INC, (n + 1) * BLUE_INC));
        g.fillOval(X0 + n * X_INC, Y0 + n * Y_INC,
                    W0 - n * X_INC, H0 - n * 2 * Y_INC);
        g.fillOval(X0 + 100 + n * X_INC, Y0 + 100 + n * Y_INC,
                    W0 - n * X_INC, H0 - n * 2 * Y_INC);
    }
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by:mijangos
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yes this is a solution , but i cant add any other method to this program the only thing i can change are this variables values to get what i want , by the way this is the sentence of what my teacher asked :

Change the number of ovals drawn to at least 12; you may draw more if you like. [Beware: You will need to change the spacing and/or the x and y anchor values to accomodate a different number of ovals.]
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by:objects
ID: 12244937
thats not adding a new method.

> Change the number of ovals drawn to at least 12; you may draw more if you like.

that suggests to me adding extra calls to drawHole() as I suggested originally.

> [Beware: You will need to change the spacing and/or the x and y anchor values to accomodate a different number of ovals.]

And also adjust the variables as appropriate.
say to shift it up and to the left a nd little and lessen spacing:

        int X0 = 50,        // x-anchor
            Y0 = 50,        // y-anchor
            W0 = 350,        // initial width
            H0 = 200,        // initial height
            X_INC = 20,        // x-anchor increment
            Y_INC = 7,        // y-anchor increment
            RG_INC = 10,    // red-green increment
            BLUE_INC = 25;    // blue increment
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by:mijangos
ID: 12244996
yes thats what am talking about , how you multiply or what you did to get  the results 20 , 7 , 10 , 25  ?
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ID: 12245022
i just picked arbitrary values, play around with them until you get it looking the way u want.
 
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by:mijangos
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yeah thats exactly what i did i've picked arbitrary values , i was wondering if there was a fast and easy way to do instead of just playing around with the numbers until you get what you want thanks men and bare with me a newbie :)
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