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Draw 3D arrows



30 Aug 2005 (Updated )

A function to draw 3D-arrows.

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I saw a arrow function by Dr. Erik A. Johnson last night, this function is very useful. But it can only draw 2d arrows, whose heads are patches. So i wrote this functin is used to draw 3D-arrows. the arrows ard made up of cylinders and tapers. The size of arrow head is decided by the minimum distance between start and stop , and you can set the arrow body and arrow head's shape by input arguments. This function will return you the handles of the arrows, so you can set other properties by the handles.

And here provide a very useful [rotatedata] function ,which is modified from rotate function.

If you have any problem, please contact me by email.

MATLAB release MATLAB 6.5.1 (R13SP1)
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22 Apr 2016 Zhang Man Zhang

use it right

20 Aug 2015 Xunyang LAI


26 Jun 2014 Pearl

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05 Aug 2011 sun bowen


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16 May 2011 Tang

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22 Apr 2011 Jin

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There's a bug in the rotation part so if stop point is right above start point, certain quantities become NaN.

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15 Mar 2010 Shuqin Zhang


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21 Oct 2008 xu min

good !

20 Oct 2008 sun hai  
24 Jul 2008 ash rai  
24 Apr 2008 Otkrist Gupta

Thanks a lot
This is just what I needed

27 Sep 2007 benni yohannes

thx helps me a lot

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27 Sep 2007 benni yohannes

Thy helps me a lot

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08 Aug 2007 Johannes Korsawe

Thank you. Good job. Would be nice to have easier possibility to change colors.

15 Sep 2006 Jon W.

Nice, does the job and is easy to use.

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