SoClipPlane.3iv - Man Page

clipping plane node

Inherits from

SoBase > SoFieldContainer > SoNode > SoClipPlane


#include <Inventor/nodes/SoClipPlane.h>

Fields from class SoClipPlane:

SoSFPlane plane

SoSFBool on

Methods from class SoClipPlane:


static SoType getClassTypeId()

Methods from class SoNode:

void setOverride(SbBool state)

SbBool isOverride() const

SoNode * copy(SbBool copyConnections = FALSE) const

virtual SbBool affectsState() const

static SoNode * getByName(const SbName &name)

static int getByName(const SbName &name, SoNodeList &list)

Methods from class SoFieldContainer:

void setToDefaults()

SbBool hasDefaultValues() const

SbBool fieldsAreEqual(const SoFieldContainer *fc) const

void copyFieldValues(const SoFieldContainer *fc, SbBool copyConnections = FALSE)

SbBool set(const char *fieldDataString)

void get(SbString &fieldDataString)

virtual int getFields(SoFieldList &resultList) const

virtual SoField * getField(const SbName &fieldName) const

SbBool getFieldName(const SoField *field, SbName &fieldName) const

SbBool isNotifyEnabled() const

SbBool enableNotify(SbBool flag)

Methods from class SoBase:

void ref()

void unref() const

void unrefNoDelete() const

void touch()

virtual SoType getTypeId() const

SbBool isOfType(SoType type) const

virtual void setName(const SbName &name)

virtual SbName getName() const


This node clips all subsequent shapes in the scene graph to the half-space defined by the plane field. The half-space is the side of the plane in the direction of the plane normal. For example, if the plane is positioned at the origin and the normal is pointing down the positive X axis, everything in the negative X space will be clipped away.

Any number of clipping planes may be active simultaneously, although the graphics library may place a limit on this number during rendering.


SoSFPlane plane
Plane defining half-space.

SoSFBool on
Whether clipping plane is active.


Creates a clip plane node with default settings.

static SoType getClassTypeId()
Returns type identifier for this class.

Action Behavior

SoGLRenderAction, SoCallbackAction, SoRayPickAction
Adds the plane to the current list of clipping planes in the state.

File Format/Defaults

ClipPlane {
plane	1 0 0  0

See Also

SoCamera, SoShapeHints