[vtkusers] clipPolyData with cube

David.Pont at ForestResearch.co.nz David.Pont at ForestResearch.co.nz
Wed Sep 11 17:17:32 EDT 2002

Hi Erik,
   take a look at vtkPlanes, which you can pass to
vtkClipPolyData->SetImplicitFunction. You could also use six instances of
vtkPlane, pass these to vtkImplicitBoolean->AddFunction and call
SetOperationTypeToUnion (maybe default?).
If your data are polygons you may find that the boundaries of your clipped
cube are a bit ragged, this is due to the linear interpolation used in
vtkClipPolyData. You can use vtkLinearSubdivisionFilter with
SetNumberOfSubdivisions to 2 or 3, careful with higher values, it gets
exponentially slow. This is a hack, but often useful.

  Happy clipping
    Dave Pont

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Can someone suggest a simple example of how to cut out a cube of a polydata

set.  I want to start with a vtkCubeSource and convert it to an implicit
function so that I can use it as the input to vtkClipPolydata.  If that is
the logical sequence.


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