A zoom interaction allows you to zoom into a chart without having to select any
buttons in the axes toolbar. To enable zooming, set the
property of the axes to a
zoomInteraction object. When this interaction is
enabled, you can zoom by scrolling or pinching within the chart.
To enable multiple interactions, set the
Interactions property to an
array of objects.
Dimensions — Dimensions
'xyz' (default) |
Dimensions to allow zooming, specified as one of these values:
'xyz'— Allows zooming in all dimensions.
'xy'— Allows zooming in the x and y dimensions only.
'yz'— Allows zooming in the y and z dimensions only.
'xz'— Allows zooming in the x and z dimensions only.
'x'— Allows zooming in the x dimension only.
'y'— Allows zooming in the y dimension only.
'z'— Allows zooming in the z dimension only.
Dimensions property is only supported for interactions in
Axes with Zoom Interaction
Create a surface plot. Get the current axes and replace the default interactions with just the zoom interaction. Then scroll or pinch to zoom in or out.
surf(peaks) ax = gca; ax.Interactions = zoomInteraction;
Restrict Zooming to X-Dimension
sphere function to define vectors
z. Then create a scatter plot using those vectors. Replace the default set of interactions with a zoom interaction that is restricted to the x-dimension. Then scroll or pinch within the plot to zoom.
[X,Y,Z] = sphere(16); x = [0.5*X(:); 0.75*X(:); X(:)]; y = [0.5*Y(:); 0.75*Y(:); Y(:)]; z = [0.5*Z(:); 0.75*Z(:); Z(:)]; scatter3(x,y,z) xlabel('X') ylabel('Y') zlabel('Z') ax = gca; ax.Interactions = zoomInteraction('Dimensions','x');
In most cases, the axes have a default set of interactions which depend on the type of chart you are displaying. You can replace the default set with a new set of interactions, but you cannot access or modify any of the interactions in the default set.