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Blended 3D poly2mask

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21 Aug 2012 (Updated )

Creates a 3D mask "lofted" or "tweened" (blended smoothly) from a set of planar polygons.

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If you have two polygons and want two masks, you can just call poly2mask separately on each polygon. Now imagine these two 2D polygons are hovering at Z=1 and Z=10, and you want to make a mask *volume* along the slices Z=1:10. For that, you want blendedPolyMask.

 BLENDEDPOLYMASK Creates a 3D mask "lofted" from a set of polygons
  BW = BLENDEDPOLYMASK(C,X,Y,Z) returns a logical volume of size equal to
  [length(Y) length(X) length(Z)]. C is a cell array of N-by-3 XYZ
  coordinates specifying individual (planar) XY polygons. The first
  Z-coordinate of each polygon in C specifies its planar location. X, Y
  and Z are vectors specifying pixel locations in the 3D output volume.
  The output BW is a "loft" from one polygon to the next. Interpolation
  between polygons is done via the distance function of the masks at each
  neighbouring polygon. The IP toolbox BWDIST function is required.

  Example:
    [circXY(:,1),circXY(:,2)] = pol2cart(linspace(0,2*pi,50)', 1);
    sqXY = [-1 -1;1 -1;1 1;-1 1; -1 -1];
    C = {[sqXY*5 ones(5,1)] % Start with a small square
        [circXY*40 ones(50,1)*30] % Blend to a large circle
        [sqXY*20 ones(5,1)*65] % Blend to a large square
        [circXY*10 ones(50,1)*99]}; % Blend to a small circle
    X = linspace(-40, 40, 200);
    Y = linspace(-40, 40, 200);
    Z = linspace(0, 100, 400);
    BW = blendedPolymask(C,X,Y,Z);
    figure, patch(isosurface(X,Y,Z,BW,0.5),'FaceColor','g','EdgeColor','none','FaceAlpha',0.5)
    view(3), camlight, hold on, axis image
    cellfun(@(x)patch(x(:,1),x(:,2),x(:,3),'b'),C)

Required Products Image Processing Toolbox
MATLAB release MATLAB 7.14 (R2012a)
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Comments and Ratings (1)
27 Feb 2014 tong luo

GREAT ! as interp3 can not interpolate bianry value with such as geometrical position transition.

Updates
23 Aug 2012

Some typos in the help file have been cleared up to reflect the true input order of arguments.

06 Nov 2012

Minor bug fixed whereby query levels outside the range of curves would incorrectly return the first curve mask

12 Feb 2013

Fixed bug where any curveZlocations exactly hitting a usedBWmask used an inappopriate mask

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