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Increase the dispersion range of the points plotted within the sphere

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I am working with the FAQ Solution to 'How do I create a set of random locations on the surface of a sphere?' and I am trying to increase the dispersion of the points within the hemisphere I have setup. Currently, the points are a bit too clustered around the center of the sphere and I haven't been able to get more points farther away from the center. I know I have to edit line 55 r = bsxfun(@rdivide, r, sqrt(sum(r.^2,1))); But I haven't been able to change it properly to get the result Im looking for. Here is what I have below any help would be greatly appreciated.
% Create Hemisphere Domain
[x_dom,y_dom,z_dom] = sphere(80); %Create Sphere
x_dom = x_dom(41:end,:); % Keep top 41 x points
y_dom = y_dom(41:end,:); % Keep top 41 y points
z_dom = z_dom(41:end,:); % Keep top 41 z points
hemisphere_radius = 80;
Hemi_sf = surf(hemisphere_radius.*x_dom,hemisphere_radius.*y_dom,hemisphere_radius.*z_dom, 'FaceColor','#4DBEEE','EdgeColor', 'none');
alpha 0.2
x_ax_lab = xlabel('x axis', 'Color', '#4DBEEE');
y_ax_lab = ylabel('y axis', 'Color', '#4DBEEE');
z_ax_lab = zlabel('z axis', 'Color', '#4DBEEE');
% Plot Outerboundary Circular Plane
x_c = 0;
y_c = 0;
z_c = 0;
radii_plane = 80;
radii_vein = 4;
radii_node = 4;
center_plane = [x_c, y_c]; % center point of circular plane
viscircles(center_plane, radii_plane, 'color', '#77AC30');
hold on
% Place Starting Center Sphere
[x_c,y_c,z_c] = sphere();
x_c = x_c(11:end,:); % Keep top 11 x points
y_c = y_c(11:end,:); % Keep top 11 y points
z_c = z_c(11:end,:); % Keep top 11 z points
Center_Root = surf(radii_vein.*x_c,radii_vein.*y_c,radii_vein.*z_c, 'FaceColor', 'k');
% Create Set of Random Points to be Plotted inside Hemisphere
n = 200;
A = zeros(n,3);
radius = 76;
% Generate random points
r = randn(n,3);
r = bsxfun(@rdivide, r, sqrt(sum(r.^2,1)));
r = radius*r;
% Extract the x, y, and z coordinates from the array.
x = r(:,1); % Extract x from column #1.
y = r(:,2); % Extract y from column #2.
z = abs(r(:,3)); % Extract z from column #3.
A = [x, y, z]; % stores random points generated
BioM_3Dgraph1 = scatter3(x, y, z, 'filled', 'r');


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Nnamdi Chukwunenye
Nnamdi Chukwunenye on 31 Aug 2020
Hi Bruno so are you saying that my vector normalization doesn't agree because I'm summing along the wrong dimension ? or is it something else?
Bruno Luong
Bruno Luong on 31 Aug 2020
Yes you are summing along a wrong dimension. It should be along the dimension of the 3-coordinates, meaning dimension 2 in YOUR case.
Nnamdi Chukwunenye
Nnamdi Chukwunenye on 31 Aug 2020
Yeah I see what you mean I didnt mean to flip the source code from the FAQ, but Im dyslexic so that happens from time to time and I just miss it. Thank you for clearing that up for me.

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Bruno Luong
Bruno Luong on 31 Aug 2020
Edited: Bruno Luong on 31 Aug 2020
This code generates randomly n 3D points unifformly distributed inside the hemi sphere r < radius and z > 0.
radius = 76;
n = 2000;
s = randn(3,n); % PLEASE DO NOT TRANSPOSE
r = (rand(1,n)).^(1/3);
c = r./sqrt(sum(s.^2,1));
r = radius * (s .* c);
x = r(1,:);
y = r(2,:);
z = abs(r(3,:));
scatter3(x, y, z, 'filled', 'r')
axis equal


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