[vtkusers] Cropping, why is it limited to volumes?

Lisa S. Avila lisa.avila at kitware.com
Tue Oct 31 12:30:48 EST 2000

Hello Jorrit,

>Why is cropping limited to volumes?
>For non-volumeMappers we can easily use 6 hardware clipping planes to
>simulated cropping. It would be better however to filter the inputdata
>of the mapper, such that only the cropped data is mapped to the screen.

You do know that arbitrary clipping planes are supported in all mappers, 
right? And you can define the 6 planes to be a bounding box if you'd like.

If you do want to clip the data, you can use a filter to accomplish this.

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