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I am using isosurface to plot 3d density maps. I would like to plot multiple maps in the same figure, each one with a different color. How can I do so?

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Guy Nir
Guy Nir on 15 Nov 2019
Commented: Guy Nir on 15 Nov 2019
nBins=20;
D=cell(size(A,1),size(A,2));
for i=1:size(A,1)
for j=1:size(A,2)
if ~isempty(A{i,j})
x=A{i,j}(:,1); y=A{i,j}(:,2); z=A{i,j}(:,3);
xBins=linspace(min(x),max(x),nBins);
yBins=linspace(min(y),max(y),nBins);
zBins=linspace(min(z),max(z),nBins);
D{i,j}=zeros(nBins,nBins,nBins);
for ii=1:numel(x)
xi=find((x(ii)>xBins),1,'Last');
yi=find((y(ii)>yBins),1,'Last');
zi=find((z(ii)>zBins),1,'Last');
D{i,j}(xi,yi,zi)=D{i,j}(xi,yi,zi)+1;
end % for ii=1:numel(x)
D{i,j}=smooth3(D{i,j});
%isosurface(D{i,j})
%hold on
end % if ~isempty(A{i,j})
end % for j=1:size(A,2)
end % for i=1:size(A,1)

Accepted Answer

Mil Shastri
Mil Shastri on 15 Nov 2019
You can try this:
[x,y,z,v] = flow;
figure;
p = patch(isosurface(x,y,z,v,-3));
p.FaceColor = 'yellow';
hold on;
p = patch(isosurface(x*3,y*1,z*3,v,-3));
p.FaceColor = 'red';
p.EdgeColor = 'none';
p = patch(isosurface(x*1,y*3,z*3,v,-3));
p.FaceColor = 'green';
p.EdgeColor = 'none';
hold off;
%optional
camlight
lighting gouraud
importdata.PNG
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Guy Nir
Guy Nir on 15 Nov 2019
To make it clear, here are the changes I made to the script, following your suggestion - thank you!
%isosurface(D{i,j})
p=patch(isosurface(yBins,xBins,zBins,D{i,j},2)); % MATLAB'sstaff suggestion (Mil Shastri)
p.FaceColor = C(j,:); % I added a colormap (not shown)
p.EdgeColor = 'none';
hold on;

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Guy Nir
Guy Nir on 15 Nov 2019
I have attached now a sample of the cell array 'A'. I called the sample cell array 'A1', so you would have to rename it as 'A'.
Thank you,
Guy

Guy Nir
Guy Nir on 15 Nov 2019
% Sorry, please use this updated script, otherwise it will plot them all on top of each other.
GridRes=71;
minX=1.2206e+04;
maxX=4.1832e+04;
minY=1.9815e+03;
maxY=39500;
minZ=-913.6920;
maxZ=8.6982e+03;
nBinsX=round((maxX-minX)/GridRes);
nBinsY=round((maxY-minY)/GridRes);
nBinsZ=round((maxZ-minZ)/GridRes);
D=cell(size(A,1),size(A,2));
for i=1:size(A,1)
for j=1:size(A,2)
if ~isempty(A{i,j})
x=A{i,j}(:,1); y=A{i,j}(:,2); z=A{i,j}(:,3);
xBins=linspace(minX,maxX,nBinsX);
yBins=linspace(minY,maxY,nBinsY);
zBins=linspace(minZ,maxZ,nBinsZ);
D{i,j}=zeros(nBinsX,nBinsY,nBinsZ);
for ii=1:numel(x)
xi=find((x(ii)>xBins),1,'Last');
yi=find((y(ii)>yBins),1,'Last');
zi=find((z(ii)>zBins),1,'Last');
D{i,j}(xi,yi,zi)=D{i,j}(xi,yi,zi)+1;
end % for ii=1:numel(x)
D{i,j}=smooth3(D{i,j});
isosurface(D{i,j})
hold on
end % if ~isempty(A{i,j})
end % for j=1:size(A,2)
end % for i=1:size(A,1)
axis equal

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