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KAMTHAN pankaj

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Maple, Matlab - VRML
Posted: Aug 26, 1998 2:26 PM
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Hi,

I have a few questions related to generating VRML files using Maple and Matlab
and shall be very grateful if somebody can provide any useful hints.


Maple - VRML

According to Maple's help page, "Maple to VRML convertor" works only
with Maple files that use "plot" and "plot3d" functions. However, we
found that Maple's VRML convertor SOMETIMES can work with other Maple
plotting functions such as plots[display], draw, polygonplot3d,
display3d, display, plot_knot, and geom3d.

Would anybody know in what cases we can use plotting functions other
than plot and plot3d (i.e. why is that these functions work SOMETIMES).
Also, which plotting functions (in addition to plot and plot3d) can work
with "Maple to VRML convertor"? For example, is there a way to convert
the
graphics generated by Maple's DEplot3d() to VRML?

Matlab- VRML

1. How do we modify an original Matlab code (.m file) that involves
"several" plot functions (say, 3 mesh()) to generate a VRML file?
It seems to us that, since the output file name of VRMLplot() is always
out.wrl, the VRML due to the previous plot function gets overwritten by
the new out.wrl that is generated by the current plot function. As a
result, we will always see "partial" structure (i.e., the structure that
was generated by the LAST VRMLplot() in the source file).

2. Is there any trick to make .m as the parameter to Matlab's
VRMLplot()?
For example, say one has Matlab code for generating a 3D Mandelbrot
set. Could the graphics it generates be converted to VRML using the
VRMLplot()?

Thanks.

Pankaj
kamthan@cs.concordia.ca
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