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Clipping planes

Two clipping planes (near and far; see Fig3 in this page: http://www.liv.ac.uk/~afcalder/apt1.html). The positions of these planes can be moved to selectively reveal objects between these two planes ("slab"). The near and far planes can be manipulated by mouse and these are the basic command line clipping plane functions:

- Moves near plane away from viewer by 5 units:

clip near,-5

- Moves far plane towards viewer by 10 units:

clip far, 10

- Sets the clipping planes to make a 'slab' 1.0 units thick:

clip slab, 1.0

- Moves the clipping slab towards viewer by 0.5 units:

clip move, 0.5

- Creates a slab 1.0 units thick centred on object called 'name':

clip slab, 1.0,name

- Creates a slab 1.1 units thick centred on object called '001_12v':

clip slab, 1.1,001_12v