How to generate a zero-thickness surface and output the mesh?

4 views (last 30 days)
I have a 3D bindary dataset in which the 1s represent thin planes. I wanted to triangulate these plane surfaces to get nodes and connectivity information. I tried delaunayTriangulation but it always gave me 3D mesh (i.e. tetrahedrons) instead of 2D surface mesh (triangles). I also tried using isosurface, which did not allow me to choose an isovalue of 1, as a result, a isosurface was a very thin volume in fact. How could I get a zero-thickness surface by connecting the points and then export the triangles?
  2 Comments
Yulai Zhang
Yulai Zhang on 30 Mar 2021
I used delaunayTriangulation(x,y,z) as the code below, because my data is 3D.
In my data.mat, there are 3 thin planes (the 1s). I wanted my 1s to be connected to form 3 surfaces with no thickness and then get triangle mesh, not tetrahedrons.
Thanks
ind = find(model);
sz = [43 32 50];
[row,col,lay]=ind2sub(sz,ind);
DT = delaunayTriangulation(row,col,lay);

Sign in to comment.

Answers (0)

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!