Lighting is a technique for adding realism to a graphical scene. It does this by simulating the highlights and dark areas that occur on objects under natural lighting (e.g., the directional light that comes from the sun). To create lighting effects, MATLAB defines a graphics object called a light. MATLAB applies lighting to surface and patch objects.
These examples illustrate the use of lighting in a visualization context.
sincfunction examples illustrate this technique. See the "Example - Isosurfaces in Fluid Flow Data" section in the "Volume Visualization Techniques" chapter and the "Visualizing Functions of Two Variables" section in the "Creating 3-D Graphs" chapter.
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