Position camera to view object or group of objects
camlookat(object_handles) views the objects identified in the vector object_handles. The vector can contain the handles of axes children.
camlookat views the objects that are in the current axes by moving the camera position and camera target while preserving the relative view direction and camera view angle. The viewed object (or objects) roughly fill the axes position rectangle. To change the view, camlookat sets the axes CameraPosition and CameraTarget properties.
Create three spheres at different locations and then progressively position the camera so that the scene composes around each sphere individually:
% Create three spheres using the sphere function: [x y z] = sphere; s1 = surf(x,y,z); hold on s2 = surf(x+3,y,z+3); s3 = surf(x,y,z+6); % Set the data aspect ratio using daspect: daspect([1 1 1]) % Set the view: view(30,10) % Set the projection type using camproj: camproj perspective % Compose the scene around the current axes camlookat(gca) pause(2) % Compose the scene around sphere s1 camlookat(s1) pause(2) % Compose the scene around sphere s2 camlookat(s2) pause(2) % Compose the scene around sphere s3 camlookat(s3) pause(2) camlookat(gca)