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Determining internal coordinates of a rotated ellipsoid

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wim 2021 年 4 月 16 日
編集済み: wim 2021 年 4 月 26 日 14:32
I would like to find all the internal points of a rotated ellipsoid.
  • My ellipsoid with prinicipal axes r1,r2,r3, rotated by the euler-angles theta,psi,phi, and it's center translated by Cx,Cy,Cz.
  • I generate surface coordinates of the ellipsoid using ellipsoid.
  • Then I used surf2patch to obtain the faces and the vertices of my ellipsoid.
  • I generate a testpoints on a meshgrid using ndgrid and test these using intriangulation (FEX)
I am unsure why intriangulation generates points outside my ellipsoid (see attached picture). I have attached my function and running script below. I have increased the heavytest parameter to 20, but this doesn't improve the result.
Any suggestions / recommendations are welcome!
% running script
clc; clear all; close all
% principal lengths
r1 = 10;
r2 = 10;
r3 = 10;
% center of ellipsoid
Cx = 10;
Cy = 20;
Cz = 30;
% euler angles
theta = 2*pi*rand(1);
psi = 2*pi*rand(1);
phi = 2*pi*rand(1);
% calling function
function ExceedEllipsoid(r1,r2,r3,Cx,Cy,Cz,theta,psi,phi)
% make ellipsoid
N = 20 ;
[xe,ye,ze] = ellipsoid(0,0,0,r1,r2,r3,20);
% define rotation matrix
Dr=[cos(psi)*cos(phi)-cos(theta)*sin(psi)*sin(phi) sin(psi)*cos(phi)+cos(theta)*cos(psi)*sin(phi) sin(theta)*sin(phi) ...
; -cos(psi)*sin(phi)-cos(theta)*sin(psi)*cos(phi) -sin(psi)*sin(phi)+cos(theta)*cos(psi)*cos(phi) sin(theta)*cos(phi) ...
; sin(theta)*sin(psi) -sin(theta)*cos(psi) cos(theta) ];
% rotate the ellipsoid by Dr
for j=1:1:(N+1)
for k=1:1:(N+1)
V=Dr'*[xe(j,k) ; ye(j,k) ; ze(j,k)];
% translate coordinates of ellipsoid
% obtain patch object of ellipse
myellipsoid_patch = surf2patch(xe,ye,ze,ze);
vertices = myellipsoid_patch.vertices;
faces = myellipsoid_patch.faces;
faces(:,4) = []; % remove the fourth column of faces.
% make meshgrid of points which are separated by 1-unit in x-, y- and z-axes
[xm,ym,zm] = ndgrid(floor(min(xe(:))):1:ceil(max(xe(:))), ...
floor(min(ze(:))):1:ceil(max(ze(:)))) ;
testpoints = [xm(:) ym(:) zm(:)];
% uncomment to make scatter plot of surface of ellipsoid
% scatter3(xe(:),ye(:),ze(:),...
% 'MarkerEdgeColor','k',...
% 'MarkerFaceColor','b') %
% hold on
% uncomment to see the meshgrid of testpoints
% scatter3(testpoints(:,1),testpoints(:,2),testpoints(:,3),'k.');
% hold on
% using intriangulation to find testpoints within myellipsoid
heavytest = 5;
in = intriangulation(vertices,faces,testpoints,heavytest);
% plotting the surfaces and the vertices
h = trisurf(faces,vertices(:,1),vertices(:,2),vertices(:,3));
hold on;
% plotting the testpoints determined to be inside the ellipsoid


Matt J
Matt J 2021 年 4 月 16 日
編集済み: Matt J 2021 年 4 月 16 日
Why is triangulation part of the strategy if you want actual points inside the ellipsoid? If you have the means to sample the surface of one ellipsoid, you could just create multiple concentric/coaxial smaller ellipsoids to sample the interior.
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Matt J
Matt J 2021 年 4 月 19 日 12:06
You're welcome, but please Accept-click the answer to indicate that your question has been resolved.


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