Reduce number of patch faces
nfv = reducepatch(p,r)
nfv = reducepatch(fv,r)
nfv = reducepatch(p)
nfv = reducepatch(fv)
nfv = reducepatch(f,v,r)
[nf,nv] = reducepatch(...)
reducepatch(p,r) reduces the number of faces of the patch identified by handle p, while attempting to preserve the overall shape of the original object. The MATLAB® software interprets the reduction factor r in one of two ways depending on its value:
If r is less than 1, r is interpreted as a fraction of the original number of faces. For example, if you specify r as 0.2, then the number of faces is reduced to 20% of the number in the original patch.
If r is greater than or equal to 1, then r is the target number of faces. For example, if you specify r as 400, then the number of faces is reduced until there are 400 faces remaining.
This example illustrates the effect of reducing the number of faces to only 15% of the original value.
figure [x,y,z,v] = flow; p = patch(isosurface(x,y,z,v,-3)); p.FaceColor = 'w'; p.EdgeColor = 'b'; daspect([1,1,1]) view(3)
Reduce the number of faces.
If the patch contains nonshared vertices, MATLAB computes shared vertices before reducing the number of faces. If the faces of the patch are not triangles, MATLAB triangulates the faces before reduction. The faces returned are always defined as triangles.
The number of output triangles may not be exactly the number specified with the reduction factor argument (r), particularly if the faces of the original patch are not triangles.