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Three-dimensional velocity plot



A three-dimensional quiver plot displays vectors with components (u,v,w) at the points (x,y,z).

quiver3(X,Y,Z,U,V,W) plots vectors with components (u,v,w) at the points (x,y,z). The matrices X, Y, Z, U, V, W must all be the same size and contain the corresponding position and vector components.

quiver3(Z,U,V,W) plots the vectors at the equally spaced surface points specified by matrix Z. quiver3 automatically scales the vectors based on the distance between them to prevent them from overlapping.

quiver3(...,scale) automatically scales the vectors to prevent them from overlapping, then multiplies them by scale. scale = 2 doubles their relative length and scale = 0.5 halves them. Use scale = 0 to plot the vectors without the automatic scaling.

quiver3(...,LineSpec) specify line type and color using any valid LineSpec.

quiver3(...,LineSpec,'filled') fills markers specified by LineSpec.

h = quiver3(...) returns a vector of line handles.


Plot the surface normals of the function .

See Also

axis, contour, LineSpec, plot, plot3, quiver, surfnorm, view

Direction and Velocity Plots for related functions

Three-Dimensional Quiver Plots for more examples

  quiver qz