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# mesh

## Syntax

mesh(X,Y,Z)
mesh(Z)
mesh(...,C)
mesh(...,'PropertyName',PropertyValue,...)
mesh(axes_handles,...)
h = mesh(...)

## Description

mesh(X,Y,Z) draws a wireframe mesh with color determined by Z, so color is proportional to surface height. If X and Y are vectors, length(X) = n and length(Y) = m, where [m,n] = size(Z). In this case, (X(j), Y(i), Z(i,j)) are the intersections of the wireframe grid lines; X and Y correspond to the columns and rows of Z, respectively. If X and Y are matrices, (X(i,j)Y(i,j)Z(i,j)) are the intersections of the wireframe grid lines.

mesh(Z) draws a wireframe mesh using X = 1:n and Y = 1:m, where [m,n] = size(Z). The height, Z, is a single-valued function defined over a rectangular grid. Color is proportional to surface height.

mesh(...,C) draws a wireframe mesh with color determined by matrix C. MATLAB® performs a linear transformation on the data in C to obtain colors from the current colormap. If X, Y, and Z are matrices, they must be the same size as C.

mesh(...,'PropertyName',PropertyValue,...) sets the value of the specified surface property. Multiple property values can be set with a single statement.

mesh(axes_handles,...) plots into the axes with handle axes_handle instead of the current axes (gca).

h = mesh(...) returns a handle to a Surfaceplot graphics object.

## Examples

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### Create Mesh Plot of Sinc Function

Create a mesh plot of the sinc function, .

[X,Y] = meshgrid(-8:.5:8);
R = sqrt(X.^2 + Y.^2) + eps;
Z = sin(R)./R;

figure
mesh(Z);


### Specify Color for Mesh Plot

Specify a color matrix for a mesh plot.

[X,Y] = meshgrid(-8:.5:8);
R = sqrt(X.^2 + Y.^2) + eps;
Z = sin(R)./R;

figure
mesh(X,Y,Z,C)


### Change Lighting and Line Width for Mesh Plot

Change the lighting and the line width for a mesh plot using Name,Value pair arguments.

[X,Y] = meshgrid(-8:.5:8);
R = sqrt(X.^2 + Y.^2) + eps;
Z = sin(R)./R;
C = del2(Z);

figure
mesh(X,Y,Z,C,'FaceLighting','gouraud','LineWidth',0.3)