Re: Clipping planes

Don,
I was just playing around with the clipping. I agree that it would be more functional to clip all sides for just the reason you mentioned. In fact I was getting a little annoyed that it wasn't clipping the top and bottom when I was looking at some layers. However, after playing around with this some more I see that occasionally one might want to clip just the sides......hmmm. Would it be possible to set the clip to all sides as you mentioned as a default, but then have a toggle switch to only clip sides when desired? If I had to choose one or the other, I would set it up how you mentioned...clip all sides.

Cheers,
-Mike

At 10:01 AM 4/15/2005, Don Murray wrote:
Hi All-

We have had a request to change the clipping strategy in the
IDV box which I'd like your feedback on.

Currently, when you select the View->Clip View At Box menu, the top
and bottom planes are not clipped.  When we first added clipping
to the IDV, we clipped on all planes of the box.  However, we
ran into the problem that the probe points at the top of the box
were getting clipped as well.

I'm inclined to go back to the mode that clipping at the box
means clipping on all sides which is more consistent.  If we
did this, would that impact the way you use the IDV currently?

Clipping on all sides would allow you to show just a small slab
of a 3D dataset (e.g., only data between 5000 and 7000 meters).
You can always turn off clipping and show all data.

Let us know what you think.

Don Murray
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