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Draw contours in volume slice planes



contourslice(X,Y,Z,V,Sx,Sy,Sz) draws contours in the x-, y-, and z-axis aligned planes at the points in the vectors Sx, Sy, Sz. The arrays X, Y, and Z define the coordinates for the volume V and must be monotonic and 3-D plaid (such as the data produced by meshgrid). The color at each contour is determined by the volume V, which must be an m-by-n-by-p volume array.

contourslice(X,Y,Z,V,Xi,Yi,Zi) draws contours through the volume V along the surface defined by the 2-D arrays Xi,Yi,Zi. The surface should lie within the bounds of the volume.

contourslice(V,Sx,Sy,Sz) and contourslice(V,Xi,Yi,Zi) (omitting the X, Y, and Z arguments) assume [X,Y,Z] = meshgrid(1:n,1:m,1:p) where [m,n,p]= size(v).

contourslice(...,n) draws n contour lines per plane, overriding the automatic value.

contourslice(...,cvals) draws length(cval) contour lines per plane at the values specified in vector cvals.

contourslice(...,[cv cv]) computes a single contour per plane at the level cv.

contourslice(...,'method') specifies the interpolation method to use. method can be linear, cubic, or nearest. nearest is the default except when the contours are being drawn along the surface defined by Xi, Yi, Zi, in which case linear is the default (see interp3 for a discussion of these interpolation methods).

contourslice(axes_handle,...) plots into the axes with handle axes_handle instead of the current axes (gca).

h = contourslice(...) returns a vector of handles to patch objects that are used to implement the contour lines.


This example uses the flow data set to illustrate the use of contoured slice planes (type doc flow for more information on this data set). Notice that this example

This example draws contour slices along a spherical surface within the volume.

See Also

isosurface, slice, smooth3, subvolume, reducevolume

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