And once you are able to layout things in a circle…
Besides the CornerMenu described in the previous post, another incarnation of CircularPane is the CirclePopupMenu. It, as the name suggests, pops up a circle shaped menu on a mouse press.
And since it is based again on CircularPane, several animation options are available and others can be created manually. A few examples are:
CirclePopupMenu is available in JFXtras-8.0-SNAPSHOT-r2. And like CornerMenu; let me know how it works in real world applications.