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How can I place a quiver plot on top of a triangular surface (trisurf) plot?

Asked by Ravindu Lokuliyana on 28 Aug 2019
Latest activity Commented on by Ravindu Lokuliyana on 29 Aug 2019
Accepted Answer by KSSV
Hi there,
I have plotted wave heights on an unstructured triagngular surface and added wave directions using quiver function.
Since these two plots are in two different planes, the final figure shows as attached image (Fig01.png).
Hereby attached the used code ( with all relevent files.
Can anyone help me to place the quiver plot on top of the triangular surface?
Following mention the last part of the code.
eval(['load ' Hsig_matfile]); % load binary file
elefile =[basename '.ele'];
fid = fopen(elefile); % load TRIANGLE element based connectivity file
[nelem] = fscanf(fid,'%i',[1 3]); % get number of triangles
ncol = 4 + nelem(3); % specify number of columns in elefile
tri = fscanf(fid,'%i',[ncol nelem(1)])'; % get connectivity table
z = eval([wavepar]); % get wave parameter
trisurf(tri(:,2:4),Xp,Yp,z); % make plot using trisurf
view(0,90);shading interp; % make 2D view and smooth plot
colormap(jet);colorbar;axis equal % include colorbar and equal axes
hold on;
hd = quiver(Xp,Yp,Hs_x,Hs_y,'color','k'); % plot directions
% set(hd, 'ZData', ones(size(get(hd, 'XData'))) * 999); % set quivers into top plane


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Answer by KSSV
on 29 Aug 2019
 Accepted Answer

USe 2D plot:
patch('faces',tri(:,2:4),'vertices',[Xp' Yp'],'facevertexcdata',z','facecolor','interp','edgecolor','none') ;
colormap(jet);colorbar;axis equal % include colorbar and equal axes
hold on;
quiver(Xp,Yp,Hs_x,Hs_y,'color','k'); % plot directions
If you want a 3D can use quiver3.

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