Currently, I have a JFrame for my game to render in, and I'm using Graphics2D for drawing (The games graphics are fairly simple 2D sprites). However, my delta variable is a double, and all of the Graphics 2D methods (And Grpahics) use int. I tried to type cast the delta to an int, but it just rounds down to 0. So my question is, how can I render graphics using Graphics2D in Java with coordinates that are doubles. Can I convert it to work with Graphics2D if there is no built in way? Or, is there a graphics library that can support doubles for coordinates?

  • \$\begingroup\$ How do you intend to light a fraction of a pixel on your computer monitor? \$\endgroup\$ – ClassicThunder Dec 6 '12 at 4:25
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    \$\begingroup\$ It can be done with sub-pixel accurate rendering and antialiasing. \$\endgroup\$ – msell Dec 6 '12 at 8:06

Graphics class uses integer coordinates for all operations, but Graphics2D provides API with float and double accuracy. You can use Graphics2D.draw(Shape) and Graphics2D.fill(Shape) to get sub-pixel accuracy in rendering. You should also probably enable antialiasing for the Graphics2D object.

public void paintComponent(Graphics graphics) {
    Graphics2D g = (Graphics2D)graphics;
    g.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_ANTIALIASING, RenderingHints.VALUE_ANTIALIAS_ON);
    g.draw(new Line2D.Double(10.5, 10.5, 20.5, 20.5));

Alternatively you can scale, rotate and translate Graphics2D object or manipulate the AffineTransform directly. This might be needed if you want to draw images to double coordinates.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I was actually thinking about checking out Shape & using that. Thanks the for the answer! \$\endgroup\$ – thedeadlybutter Dec 6 '12 at 16:55

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