3D Arrow with many color/parameter options

Create a single 3D arrow in a volumized format


Updated 18 Sep 2006

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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.

arrow3D([0,0,0], [0,0,1],'red',0.82);

%% 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.
This has a 'published' file, so use:

playshow demoArrow3D

to view many of the details or simply view directly the html file attached.

Cite As

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 .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R14SP1
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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Version Published Release Notes

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.