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Polygons

Shaded polygons

Functions

fill Filled 2-D polygons
fill3 Filled 3-D polygons
patch Create one or more filled polygons
surf2patch Convert surface data to patch data

Properties

Patch Properties Control patch appearance and behavior

Examples and How To

Multifaceted Patches

This example shows how to define a 3-D patch object and illustrates flat and interpolated face coloring.

Specifying Patch Coloring

Specify patch coloring if you do not want the default white face color and black edge color. Specify the coloring using various patch properties.

Interpreting Indexed and Truecolor Data

Patch color data is interpreted as either indexed color data or truecolor data.

Concepts

Introduction to Patch Objects

A patch graphics object is composed of one or more polygons that may or may not be connected. Patches are useful for modeling real-world objects and for drawing 2- or 3-D polygons.

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