Compute isosurface end-cap geometry
fvc = isocaps(X,Y,Z,V,isovalue)
fvc = isocaps(V,isovalue)
fvc = isocaps(...,'enclose')
fvc = isocaps(...,'whichplane')
[f,v,c] = isocaps(...)
The struct fvc contains the face, vertex, and color data for the end-caps and can be passed directly to the patch command.
This example uses a data set that is a collection of MRI slices of a human skull. It illustrates the use of isocaps to draw the end-caps on this cutaway volume.
The red isosurface shows the outline of the volume (skull) and the end-caps show what is inside of the volume.
The patch created from the end-cap data (p2) uses interpolated face coloring, which means the gray colormap and the light sources determine how it is colored. The isosurface patch (p1) used a flat red face color, which is affected by the lights, but does not use the colormap.
load mri D = squeeze(D); D(:,1:60,:) = ; p1 = patch(isosurface(D, 5),'FaceColor','red',... 'EdgeColor','none'); p2 = patch(isocaps(D, 5),'FaceColor','interp',... 'EdgeColor','none'); view(3) axis tight daspect([1,1,.4]) colormap(gray(100)) camlight left camlight lighting gouraud isonormals(D,p1)