html5-canvas Polygons Stars


Example

Draw stars with flexible styling (size, colors, number-of-points).

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// Usage:
drawStar(75,75,5,50,25,'mediumseagreen','gray',9);
drawStar(150,200,8,50,25,'skyblue','gray',3);
drawStar(225,75,16,50,20,'coral','transparent',0);
drawStar(300,200,16,50,40,'gold','gray',3);

// centerX, centerY: the center point of the star
// points: the number of points on the exterior of the star
// inner: the radius of the inner points of the star
// outer: the radius of the outer points of the star
// fill, stroke: the fill and stroke colors to apply
// line: the linewidth of the stroke

function drawStar(centerX, centerY, points, outer, inner, fill, stroke, line) {
    // define the star
    ctx.beginPath();
    ctx.moveTo(centerX, centerY+outer);
    for (var i=0; i < 2*points+1; i++) {
        var r = (i%2 == 0)? outer : inner;
        var a = Math.PI * i/points;
        ctx.lineTo(centerX + r*Math.sin(a), centerY + r*Math.cos(a));
    };
    ctx.closePath();
    // draw
    ctx.fillStyle=fill;
    ctx.fill();
    ctx.strokeStyle=stroke;
    ctx.lineWidth=line;
    ctx.stroke()
}