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  glClipPlane -	specify	a plane	against	which all geometry is clipped

C Specification

  void glClipPlane( GLenum plane,
		    const GLdouble *equation )


  plane	    Specifies which clipping plane is being positioned.	 Symbolic
	    names of the form GL_CLIP_PLANEi, where i is an integer between 0
	    and	GL_MAX_CLIP_PLANES -1, are accepted.

  equation  Specifies the address of an	array of four double-precision
	    floating-point values.  These values are interpreted as a plane


  Geometry is always clipped against the boundaries of a six-plane frustum in
  x, y,	and z. glClipPlane allows the specification of additional planes, not
  necessarily perpendicular to the x, y, or z axis, against which all
  geometry is clipped.	Up to GL_MAX_CLIP_PLANES planes	can be specified,
  where	GL_MAX_CLIP_PLANES is at least six in all implementations.  Because
  the resulting	clipping region	is the intersection of the defined half-
  spaces, it is	always convex.

  glClipPlane specifies	a half-space using a four-component plane equation.
  When glClipPlane is called, equation is transformed by the inverse of	the
  modelview matrix and stored in the resulting eye coordinates.	 Subsequent
  changes to the modelview matrix have no effect on the	stored plane-equation
  components.  If the dot product of the eye coordinates of a vertex with the
  stored plane equation	components is positive or zero,	the vertex is in with
  respect to that clipping plane.  Otherwise, it is out.

  Clipping planes are enabled and disabled with	glEnable and glDisable,	and
  called with the argument GL_CLIP_PLANEi, where i is the plane	number.

  By default, all clipping planes are defined as (0,0,0,0) in eye coordinates
  and are disabled.


  It is	always the case	that GL_CLIP_PLANEi = GL_CLIP_PLANE0 + i.


  GL_INVALID_ENUM is generated if plane	is not an accepted value.

  GL_INVALID_OPERATION is generated if glClipPlane is executed between the
  execution of glBegin and the corresponding execution of glEnd.

Associated Gets

  glIsEnabled with argument GL_CLIP_PLANEi

See Also


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Last Edited: Fri Dec 6 11:18:03 EST 1996 by AFV
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