The gluPartialDisk function draws an arc of a disk.

void gluPartialDisk(
  GLUquadricObj *qobj,
  GLdouble innerRadius,
  GLdouble outerRadius,
  GLint slices,
  GLint loops,
  GLdouble startAngle,
  GLdouble sweepAngle


A quadric object (created with gluNewQuadric).
The inner radius of the partial disk (can be zero).
The outer radius of the partial disk.
The number of subdivisions around the z-axis.
The number of concentric rings about the origin into which the partial disk is subdivided.
The starting angle, in degrees, of the disk portion.
The sweep angle, in degrees, of the disk portion.


The gluPartialDisk function renders a partial disk on the z = 0 plane. A partial disk is similar to a full disk, except that only the subset of the disk from startAngle through startAngle + sweepAngle is included (where 0 degrees is along the positive y-axis, 90 degrees is along the positive x-axis, 180 degrees is along the negative y-axis, and 270 degrees is along the negative x-axis).

The partial disk has a radius of outerRadius and contains a concentric circular hole with a radius of innerRadius. If innerRadius is zero, then no hole is generated. The partial disk is subdivided around the z-axis into slices (like pizza slices), and also about the z-axis into rings (as specified by slices and loops, respectively).

With respect to orientation, the positive z-side of the partial disk is considered to be outside (see gluQuadricOrientation). This means that if the orientation is set to GLU_OUTSIDE, then any normals generated point along the positive z-axis.

If you have turned on texturing (with gluQuadricTexture), gluPartialDisk generates texture coordinates linearly such that where r = outerRadius, the value at (r, 0, 0) is (1, 0.5); at (0, r, 0) it is (0.5, 1); at (r, 0, 0) it is (0, 0.5); and at (0, r, 0) it is (0.5, 0).


  Windows NT/2000: Requires Windows NT 3.5 or later.
  Windows 95/98: Requires Windows 95 or later. Available as a redistributable for Windows 95.
  Header: Declared in Glu.h.
  Library: Use Glu32.lib.

See Also

gluCylinder, gluDisk, gluNewQuadric, gluQuadricOrientation, gluQuadricTexture, gluSphere


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