How does this function "regionprops" to find the orientation of any object?

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How does this function "regionprops" to find the orientation of any object?
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Simone conigliaro
Simone conigliaro on 31 Aug 2017
thanks for your replay. i have another question to ask you. i would like to know what is the method that regionprops label the object? because i used this function to get centroid and volume(sum voxel for each blob)but i don't understand this aspect. thank you very much

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David Legland
David Legland on 22 Oct 2013
Hi Marian,
the code is in the regionprops function, you can access it via "edit regionprops", and checking the "ComputeEllipseParams" function.
The principle is to compute the inertia ellipse of a shape. It is obtained by computing normalised centered moments. The matrix of Inertia is obtained from the normalised moments of order 2 : Ixx, Ixy, and Iyy. By extracting eigen values and eigen vectors of the inertia matrix, it is possible to obtain the direction of the first eigen vector, that is converted into angle.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 22 Oct 2013
It fits the blob to an ellipse and then gets the angle of the major axis of the ellipse from the horizontal. Note: the major axis of the fitted ellipse is not the farthest distance between two points in the blob.

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