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Create surface plotter

Since R2022b


sPlotter = surfacePlotter(tp) creates a SurfacePlotter object for use with a theaterPlot object tp. Use the plotSurface function to plot surfaces using the SurfacePlotter object.


sPlotter = surfacePlotter(tp,Name=Value) creates a SurfacePlotter object with additional options specified by one or more name-value arguments. For example, surfacePlotter(DisplayName="Surfaces") specifies Surfaces as the name displayed in the legend.


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Create a radar scenario.

scenario = radarScenario;

Define the terrain and boundaries of two surfaces and add the two surfaces to the radar scenario.

terrain1 = randi(100,4,5);
terrain2 = randi(100,3,3);
boundary1 = [0 100;
    0 100-eps];
boundary2 = [0 100;
    100 200];
s1 = landSurface(scenario,Terrain=terrain1,Boundary=boundary1);
s2 = landSurface(scenario,Terrain=terrain2,Boundary=boundary2);

Obtain the plotter data by using the surfacePlotterData function.

plotterData = surfacePlotterData(scenario.SurfaceManager)
plotterData=1×2 struct array with fields:

Create a theaterPlot object and specify the axis limits of the plot.

theaterpplot = theaterPlot(XLimits=[0 100],YLimits=[-50 250],ZLimits=[-100 100]);

Create a surface plotter.

plotter = surfacePlotter(theaterpplot,DisplayName="Surfaces");

Plot surfaces in the theater plot. Change view angles for better visualization.


Input Arguments

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Theater plot, specified as a theaterPlot object.

Name-Value Arguments

Specify optional pairs of arguments as Name1=Value1,...,NameN=ValueN, where Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name-value arguments must appear after other arguments, but the order of the pairs does not matter.

Before R2021a, use commas to separate each name and value, and enclose Name in quotes.

Example: DisplayName="GroundSurface"

Plot name to display in legend, specified as a character vector or string scalar. If you do not specify this argument, the function does not display a plot name.

Tag associated with the plotter, specified as a character vector or string. You can use the findPlotter function to identify plotters based on their tag. The default value is 'PlotterN', where N is an integer that corresponds to the Nth plotter associated with the theaterPlot.

Face alpha value for all plotted surfaces, specified as a scalar in the range [0 1].

Edge color for all plotted surfaces, specified as a character vector of a valid color, a string scalar of a valid color, an RGB triplet, or a hexadecimal color code.

Output Arguments

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Surface plotter, returned as a SurfacePlotter object. You can modify this object by changing its property values. The property names correspond to the name-value arguments of the surfacePlotter function.

To plot surfaces, use the plotSurface function.

Version History

Introduced in R2022b