# collisionCylinder

Create collision cylinder geometry

## Description

Use `collisionCylinder` to create a cylinder collision geometry centered at the origin.

## Creation

### Syntax

``CYL = collisionCylinder(Radius,Length)``

### Description

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````CYL = collisionCylinder(Radius,Length)` creates a cylinder collision geometry with a specified Radius and Length. The cylinder is axis-aligned with its own body-fixed frame. The side of the cylinder lies along the z-axis. The origin of the body-fixed frame is at the center of the cylinder.```

## Properties

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Radius of cylinder, specified as a positive scalar. Units are in meters.

Data Types: `double`

Length of cylinder, specified as a positive scalar. Units are in meters.

Data Types: `double`

Pose of the collision geometry relative to the world frame, specified as a 4-by-4 homogeneous matrix. You can change the pose after you create the collision geometry.

Data Types: `double`

## Object Functions

 `show` Show collision geometry `convertToCollisionMesh` Convert collision primitive geometry into collision mesh geometry `fitCollisionCapsule` Fit collision capsule around collision geometry

## Examples

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Create a cylinder collision geometry centered at the origin. The cylinder is 4 meters long with a radius of 1 meter.

```rad = 1; len = 4; cyl = collisionCylinder(rad,len)```
```cyl = collisionCylinder with properties: Radius: 1 Length: 4 Pose: [4x4 double] ```

Visualize the cylinder.

```show(cyl) title('Cylinder')```

Create a homogeneous transformation that corresponds to a clockwise rotation of $\pi /4$ radians about the y-axis. Set the cylinder pose to the new matrix. Show the cylinder.

```ang = pi/4; mat = axang2tform([0 1 0 ang]); cyl.Pose = mat; show(cyl)```

## Version History

Introduced in R2019b