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Topic: How can I create a 3D line object in Matlab which I can light using a light object?
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matt dash

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Re: How can I create a 3D line object in Matlab which I can light using a light object?
Posted: Jan 18, 2013 1:27 PM
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"Chris" wrote in message <kdc3fd$cns$1@newscl01ah.mathworks.com>...
> Hi,
> I have 3 vectors which specify the X, Y, and Z coordinates of various points on a line in 3-space. I plot them using plot3, i.e.
> plot3(X,Y,Z,'go-','LineWidth',4,'MarkerSize',32); grid on
> to get a 3D line object on a grid. I would like to be able to change the lighting on the object using a command like lightangle, but it seems to only work with objects created with surf, mesh, etc. Does anyone have a good way to turn my line into an object which I can adjust the lighting of?
> Thanks, Chris

You cannot light lines. You would have to give calculate the coordinates of a similar very thin cylinder and then plot it using the surf function. Shouldnt be too hard...

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