# 2D Matrix revolution

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Felipe Bayona on 18 Nov 2019
Commented: darova on 19 Nov 2019
Hi community
How can I revolutionize a 2D matrix around an axis to obtain a solid?
Supose a NxN matrix. In each row are the points of a kind of gaussian curve with less amplitude and higher width. Plotting this surface shows something like a half bell that decays to zero. (See Bottom)
I want to obtain a 3D image revolutionazing that matrix, so the solid looks like a complete bell, or a mexican hat.
Notice that each curve in the matrix rows are different.
I have already try with cylinder(), but i can't define the rotation axis, and the result is a segmented solid.
Possible solutions so I can get the 3D image and define the rotation axis?
Thanks a lot
The surface to revolutioniye looks like this:
Cylinder shows this:
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Felipe Bayona on 18 Nov 2019
I would like to know the general method, where i can specify the axis. In this particular example, I need to do it around the z-axis, to obtain the 'Mexican hat'

darova on 18 Nov 2019
Use cylinder for each curve separately:
z = linspace(-1,1,20); % axis
[x,y,~] = cylinder(r,length(z)-1); % convert to cylinder system
zz = repmat(z',[1 20]); % create 2D matrix for Z matrix
surf(x,y,zz) % sphere
darova on 19 Nov 2019
Maybe z and r should be switched?
z = X(i,:); % axis

Philippe Lebel on 18 Nov 2019
Felipe Bayona on 18 Nov 2019
This only alows to rotate a y=f(x) funtion
My matrix is composed by many curves, because my function is z=f(x,y)

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