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Snow Particles Animation

Submitted on: 1/28/2017 6:41:57 AM
By: Deepak Monster  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: Unrated
Compatibility: Java (JDK 1.1), Java (JDK 1.2), Java (JDK 1.3), Java (JDK 1.4), Java (JDK 1.5)
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     This is the simple program which helps a newbie to understand the concept of particles in Animation field.

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// Name: Snow Particles Animation
// Description:This is the simple program which helps a newbie to understand the concept of particles in Animation field.
// By: Deepak Monster

 * Author: Monster
 * Version: 1.0
 * Title: Particle Based Snow Animation (JAVA)
import javax.swing.Timer;
import javax.swing.JComponent;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.Graphics;
import java.awt.Graphics2D;
import java.awt.Toolkit;
import java.awt.RenderingHints;
import java.awt.Graphics2D;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
import java.util.ArrayList;
public class snow extends JFrame{
public snow(){
setSize(Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getScreenSize());//set Size to full screeb
sky s=new sky();
class sky extends JComponent{
Color sky=new Color(107,146,185);//Almost sky color
Graphics2D graphics2D;
Timer timer;
int maxParticles,w,h;//__,width of screen,hight of scrn
float angle=0;
ArrayList<SnowParticle> particles; 
// dint use array of SnowParticle objects because ArrayList has the special property which 
//it can delete the element inside the array.
//Even though i din use the function remove() to delete cuz it helps u wen u make Animations such as fire n etc.
public sky(){
maxParticles=100;//Nuumber of particles
particles= new ArrayList<SnowParticle>(maxParticles);
/**just storing some defualt random values for particles*/
for(int i = 0; i < maxParticles; i++){
particles.add(new SnowParticle((int)(Math.random()*w),(int)(Math.random()*h),(int)(Math.random()*11+1),(int)(Math.random()*maxParticles)));
//setting the timer here but activated later
timer = new Timer(40, new ActionListener() {
public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent a){
public void paintComponent(Graphics g){
g.fillRect(0, 0, w, h);
graphics2D = (Graphics2D) g;
//Smooth Renderings Ninja Technique 
graphics2D.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_ALPHA_INTERPOLATION, RenderingHints.VALUE_ALPHA_INTERPOLATION_QUALITY);
graphics2D.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_ANTIALIASING, RenderingHints.VALUE_ANTIALIAS_ON);
graphics2D.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_COLOR_RENDERING, RenderingHints.VALUE_COLOR_RENDER_QUALITY);
graphics2D.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_DITHERING, RenderingHints.VALUE_DITHER_ENABLE);
graphics2D.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_FRACTIONALMETRICS, RenderingHints.VALUE_FRACTIONALMETRICS_ON);
graphics2D.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_INTERPOLATION, RenderingHints.VALUE_INTERPOLATION_BILINEAR);
graphics2D.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_RENDERING, RenderingHints.VALUE_RENDER_QUALITY);
graphics2D.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_STROKE_CONTROL, RenderingHints.VALUE_STROKE_PURE);
graphics2D.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_ANTIALIASING, RenderingHints.VALUE_ANTIALIAS_ON);
//Lets Draw the particles on Screen
for(int i=0;i<maxParticles;i++){
g.fillOval(particles.get(i).X, particles.get(i).Y, particles.get(i).R,particles.get(i).R);
//To insitate the timer
Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().sync();//flushes out all the Graphic Memorys ==>Smooth Rendering
public void changeParticlePositions(){
angle += 0.01;//it is in Radians
for(int i = 0; i < maxParticles; i++)
particles.get(i).Y += Math.cos(angle+particles.get(i).D) + 1 + particles.get(i).R/2;
particles.get(i).X += Math.sin(angle) * 2;
//Just to create more randomness
if(particles.get(i).X > w+5 || particles.get(i).X < -5 || particles.get(i).Y > h){
if(i%3 > 0){
particles.get(i).X=(int)( Math.random()*w);
particles.get(i).Y= -10;
if(Math.sin(angle) > 0){
particles.get(i).Y= (int)(Math.random()*h);
particles.get(i).X= w+5;
particles.get(i).Y= (int)(Math.random()*h);
//Stores the parameters of Snow particles
public class SnowParticle{
public int X,Y,R,D;
public SnowParticle(int x,int y,int r,int d){
public static void main(String args[]){
new snow();

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