Shading a Surface Using Mesh
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Mathematica supplies a useful way to apply shading to 3D plots when a mesh lies over the figure (here, an ellipsoid).
Contributed by: David von Seggern (May 2012)
(University of Nevada)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA
The resolution of the mesh is defined using the built-in Mathematica Mesh option. The option MeshShading then lets you define the pattern of the mesh shading. This can be made fairly complex, but in this Demonstration, only 2×2 matrices were used.
"Shading a Surface Using Mesh"
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: May 22 2012