3-D Visualization    

Specifying a Single Transparency Value

Specifying a single transparency value for graphics objects is useful when you want to reveal structure that is obscured with opaque objects. For patches and surfaces, use the FaceAlpha and EdgeAlpha properties to specify the transparency of faces and edges. The following example illustrates this.

Example - Transparent Isosurface

This example uses the flow function to generate data for the speed profile of a submerged jet within a infinite tank. One way to visualize this data is by creating an isosurface illustrating where the rate of flow is equal to a specified value.

Adding transparency to the isosurface reveals that there is greater complexity in the fluid flow than is visible using the opaque surface. The statement

sets the FaceAlpha value for the isosurface face to .5.

Setting a Single Transparency Value for Images

For images, the statement

sets the AlphaData to .5. When the AlphaDataMapping property is set to none (the default), setting AlphaData on an image causes the entire image to render with the specified alpha value.

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