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show3D

Visualize UAV scenario in 3-D

    Description

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    [ax,plottedFrames] = show3D(scene) visualizes latest states of the platforms and sensors in the UAV scenario scene along with all static meshes. The function also returns the axes on which the scene is plotted and the frames on which each object is plotted.

    [ax,plottedFrames] = show3D(scene,time) visualizes the UAV scenario at the specified time.

    [ax,plottedFrames] = show3D(___,Name,Value) specifies additional options using Name-Value pairs. Enclose each Name in quotes.

    Examples

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    Create a UAV scenario and set its local origin.

    scene = uavScenario("UpdateRate",200,"StopTime",2,"ReferenceLocation",[46, 42, 0]); 

    Add an inertial frame called MAP to the scenario.

    scene.addInertialFrame("ENU","MAP",trvec2tform([1 0 0])); 

    Add one ground mesh and two cylindrical obstacle meshes to the scenario.

    scene.addMesh("Polygon", {[-100 0; 100 0; 100 100; -100 100],[-5 0]},[0.3 0.3 0.3]);
    scene.addMesh("Cylinder", {[20 10 10],[0 30]}, [0 1 0]); 
    scene.addMesh("Cylinder", {[46 42 5],[0 20]}, [0 1 0], "UseLatLon", true); 

    Create a UAV platform with a specified waypoint trajectory in the scenario. Define the mesh for the UAV platform.

    traj = waypointTrajectory("Waypoints", [0 -20 -5; 20 -20 -5; 20 0 -5],"TimeOfArrival",[0 1 2]); 
    uavPlat = uavPlatform("UAV",scene,"Trajectory",traj); 
    updateMesh(uavPlat,"quadrotor", {4}, [1 0 0],eul2tform([0 0 pi])); 
    addGeoFence(uavPlat,"Polygon", {[-50 0; 50 0; 50 50; -50 50],[0 100]},true,"ReferenceFrame","ENU"); 

    Attach an INS sensor to the front of the UAV platform.

    insModel = insSensor(); 
    ins = uavSensor("INS",uavPlat,insModel,"MountingLocation",[4 0 0]); 

    Visualize the scenario in 3-D.

    ax = show3D(scene); 
    axis(ax,"equal"); 

    Simulate the scenario.

    setup(scene); 
    while advance(scene) 
        % Update sensor readings 
        updateSensors(scene); 
    
        % Visualize the scenario 
        show3D(scene,"Parent",ax,"FastUpdate",true); 
        drawnow limitrate 
    end 

    Input Arguments

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    UAV scenario, specified as a uavScenario object.

    Time stamp at which to show the scenario, specified as a nonnegative scalar. The time stamp must already be saved in the scenario. To change the number of saved time stamps, use the HistoryBufferSize property of the uavScenario object, scene.

    Name-Value Arguments

    Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

    Example: ax = show3D(scene,"FastUpdate",true)

    Parent axes for plotting, specified as an axes object or a uiaxes object.

    Enable updating from previous map, specified as true or false. When specified as true, the function plots the map via a lightweight update to the previous map in the figure. When specified as false, the function plots the whole scene on the figure every time.

    Output Arguments

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    Axes on which the scenario is plotted, returned as an axes object or a uiaxes object.

    Plotted frame information, returned as a structure of hgtransform objects. The struct has two types of field names:

    • Inertial frame names — The corresponding field value is a hgtransform object which contains the transform information from the ego frame to the ENU frame.

    • UAV platform names — The corresponding field value is a structure which contains the hgtransform information for all frames defined on the platform.

    Introduced in R2020b