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shading

Set color shading properties

Syntax

shading flat
shading faceted
shading interp
shading(axes_handle,...)

Description

The shading function controls the color shading of surface and patch graphics objects.

shading flat each mesh line segment and face has a constant color determined by the color value at the endpoint of the segment or the corner of the face that has the smallest index or indices.

shading faceted flat shading with superimposed black mesh lines. This is the default shading mode.

shading interp varies the color in each line segment and face by interpolating the colormap index or true color value across the line or face.

shading(axes_handle,...) applies the shading type to the objects in the axes specified by axes_handle, instead of the current axes. Use quoted strings when using a function form. For example:

shading(gca,'interp')

Examples

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Display Sphere with Different Types of Shading

Plot the sphere function and use different types of shading.

figure
subplot(2,2,1)
sphere(16)
title('Faceted Shading (Default)')

subplot(2,2,2)
sphere(16)
shading flat
title('Flat Shading')

subplot(2,2,3)
sphere(16)
shading interp
title('Interpolated Shading')

More About

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Algorithms

shading sets the EdgeColor and FaceColor properties of all surface and patch graphics objects in the current axes. shading sets the appropriate values, depending on whether the surface or patch objects represent meshes or solid surfaces.

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