clip_surface

UniformGrid.clip_surface(surface, invert=True, value=0.0, compute_distance=False, progress_bar=False)

Clip any mesh type using a pyvista.PolyData surface mesh.

This will return a pyvista.UnstructuredGrid of the clipped mesh. Geometry of the input dataset will be preserved where possible. Geometries near the clip intersection will be triangulated/tessellated.

Parameters
surfacepyvista.PolyData

The PolyData surface mesh to use as a clipping function. If this input mesh is not a :class`pyvista.PolyData`, the external surface will be extracted.

invertbool, optional

Flag on whether to flip/invert the clip.

valuefloat, optional

Set the clipping value of the implicit function (if clipping with implicit function) or scalar value (if clipping with scalars). The default value is 0.0.

compute_distancebool, optional

Compute the implicit distance from the mesh onto the input dataset. A new array called 'implicit_distance' will be added to the output clipped mesh.

progress_barbool, optional

Display a progress bar to indicate progress.

Returns
pyvista.PolyData

Clipped surface.

Examples

Clip a cube with a sphere.

>>> import pyvista
>>> sphere = pyvista.Sphere(center=(-0.4, -0.4, -0.4))
>>> cube = pyvista.Cube().triangulate().subdivide(3)
>>> clipped = cube.clip_surface(sphere)
>>> clipped.plot(show_edges=True, cpos='xy', line_width=3)
../../../_images/pyvista-UniformGrid-clip_surface-1_00_00.png

See Clipping with a Surface for more examples using this filter.