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Re: 3-D to 2-D slice revisited

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  • Subject: [mg14260] Re: 3-D to 2-D slice revisited
  • From: Dr Phillip Kent <p.kent at>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 13:51:42 -0400
  • Organization: Imperial College
  • References: <6vf3pc$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Michael Mihalik wrote:
> I posted a message on here a week or so ago, about taking a slice of a
> 3-D graph, and then taking only one slice of it and looking at it in
> 2-D.  

This is discussed in Tom Wickham-Jones' book  "Mathematica Graphics".
Under "Clipping".

I have also used some of W-J's coordinate geometry code to make an
"IntersectionLine" function that calculates the (approximate) Line
along which a 3D surface and a given plane intersect.

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