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# geom3d

### David Legland (view profile)

19 Jun 2009 (Updated )

Library to handle 3D geometric primitives: create, intersect, display, and make basic computations

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faceCentroids(nodes, faces)
```function centroids = faceCentroids(nodes, faces)
%FACECENTROIDS Compute centroids of a mesh faces
%
%   NORMALS = faceCentroids(VERTICES, FACES)
%   VERTICES is a set of 3D points  (as a N-by-3 array), and FACES is
%   either a N-by-3 index array or a cell array of indices. The function
%   computes the centroid of each face, and returns a Nf-by-3 array
%   containing their coordinates.
%
%   Example
%     [v e f] = createIcosahedron;
%     normals1 = faceNormal(v, f);
%     centros1 = faceCentroids(v, f);
%     figure; drawMesh(v, f);
%     hold on; axis equal; view(3);
%     drawVector3d(centros1, normals1);
%
%
%   meshes3d, drawMesh, faceNormal, convhull, convhulln
%
%
% ------
% Author: David Legland
% e-mail: david.legland@grignon.inra.fr
% Created: 2006-07-05
% Copyright 2006 INRA - CEPIA Nantes - MIAJ (Jouy-en-Josas).

%   HISTORY
%   2007/09/18 fix: worked only for 2D case, now works also for 3D

if isnumeric(faces)
nf = size(faces, 1);
centroids = zeros(nf, size(nodes, 2));
if size(nodes, 2) == 2
% planar case
for f = 1:nf
centroids(f,:) = polygonCentroid(nodes(faces(f,:), :));
end
else
% 3D case
for f = 1:nf
centroids(f,:) = polygonCentroid3d(nodes(faces(f,:), :));
end
end
else
% mesh with faces stored as cell array
nf = length(faces);
centroids = zeros(nf, size(nodes, 2));
if size(nodes, 2) == 2
% planar case
for f = 1:nf
centroids(f,:) = polygonCentroid(nodes(faces{f}, :));
end
else
% 3D case
for f = 1:nf
centroids(f,:) = polygonCentroid3d(nodes(faces{f}, :));
end
end
end

```