3D Arrow with many color/parameter options
Updated 18 Sep 2006
This code allows you to create simple, yet powerful three dimensional arrow. As it is derived from the surf command, it may be memory intensive, but well worth the cost for crisp visualization of data using phong shading and MATLAB's lighting options.
%% Creates a single arrow starting at the origin with magnitude=1 along the z-axis, in red, with an arrowhead 18% of the length and the stem 82% of the length.
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Shawn Arseneau (2023). 3D Arrow with many color/parameter options (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/12274-3d-arrow-with-many-color-parameter-options), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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Platform CompatibilityWindows macOS Linux
- MATLAB > Graphics > Formatting and Annotation > Labels and Annotations >
- MATLAB > Graphics > Formatting and Annotation > 3-D Scene Control > Lighting, Transparency, and Shading >
Inspired: Plot a plane or line in 3D, The code for solving Wahba's problem
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A few stylistic fixes have been completed to allow for a tighter input parameter format as well as to provide a more extensive help preamble. Thanks go to John D'Errico for the insightful comments and critique.