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Convert coordinates from Cartesian to barycentric



B = cartesianToBarycentric(TR,ID,C) returns the barycentric coordinates of the points in C relative to the triangulation object TR. Each row of C contains the Cartesian coordinates of a point with respect to the triangle or tetrahedron indexed by ID. The identification numbers of the triangles or tetrahedra in TR are the corresponding row numbers of the property TR.ConnectivityList.


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Create a triangulation from a set of points P and triangulation connectivity list T, and plot the triangulation.

P = [2.5 8.0; 6.5 8.0; 2.5 5.0; 6.5 5.0; 1.0 6.5; 8.0 6.5];
T = [5 3 1; 3 2 1; 3 4 2; 4 6 2];
TR = triangulation(T,P);

Figure contains an axes. The axes contains an object of type line.

Find the Cartesian coordinates of the third vertex in the first (leftmost) triangle in TR.

L = TR.ConnectivityList(1,3);
C = TR.Points(L,:)
C = 1×2

    2.5000    8.0000

Convert the point C to barycentric coordinates with respect to the first triangle.

B = cartesianToBarycentric(TR,1,C)
B = 1×3

     0     0     1

Input Arguments

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Triangulation representation, specified as a scalar triangulation or delaunayTriangulation object.

Data Types: triangulation | delaunayTriangulation

Triangle or tetrahedron identification, specified as a scalar or a column vector whose elements each correspond to a single triangle or tetrahedron in the triangulation object. The identification number of each triangle or tetrahedron is the corresponding row number of the ConnectivityList property.

Data Types: double

Cartesian coordinates, specified as a two-column matrix for 2-D coordinates or a three-column matrix for 3-D coordinates.

Data Types: double

Introduced in R2013a