This change has been incorporated into the documentation in Release 2010b (R2010b). For previous releases, read below for any additional information:
The OpenGL renderer does not support logarithmic scaling. As a workaround, render the figure using either the painters or zbuffer renderer. For example:
For more information on graphics rendering and troubleshooting, refer to the following link:
For internal use only:
This has been fixed in HG2, per g32818. OpenGL will be able to render transparency and logarithmic-scale axes.