Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#30613 closed defect (fixed)

Fix clipping issue for plots with small/large extents in Three.js

Reported by: Joshua Campbell Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: sage-9.3
Component: graphics Keywords: threejs near far clip clipping distance size
Cc: Paul Masson Merged in:
Authors: Joshua Campbell Reviewers: Eric Gourgoulhon
Report Upstream: N/A Work issues:
Branch: cb818f8 (Commits, GitHub, GitLab) Commit: cb818f8a14148a4444e1ad85add1a9882063d63b
Dependencies: Stopgaps:

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Plots that are very small/large in world-space coordinates can run into clipping issues with the default near and far clipping distances set in the Three.js viewer.

For example, the large "cool self-intersecting surface (Eppener surface?)" near the bottom of the documentation for Parametric Plots appears completely blank due to far clipping:

sage: var('u,v')
sage: f_x = u - u^3/3 + u*v^2
sage: f_y = v - v^3/3 + v*u^2
sage: f_z = u^2 - v^2
sage: parametric_plot3d([f_x, f_y, f_z], (u,-25,25), (v,-25,25), plot_points=[50,50], frame=False, color="green")
Graphics3d Object

...and the following small plot appears empty due to near clipping:


This ticket proposes to fix this problem by scaling both the near and far clipping distances based on the overall size of the plot in world-space coordinates.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by Joshua Campbell

Authors: Joshua Campbell
Branch: u/gh-jcamp0x2a/30613-threejs-clip-distance
Commit: cb818f8a14148a4444e1ad85add1a9882063d63b
Status: newneeds_review

New commits:

cb818f8Scale clipping planes by overall plot size to accomodate very large/small plots

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by Eric Gourgoulhon

Reviewers: Eric Gourgoulhon
Status: needs_reviewpositive_review

LGTM. Thanks for the fix!

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 2 years ago by Joshua Campbell

Cc: Paul Masson added

Replying to egourgoulhon:

LGTM. Thanks for the fix!

Oops, looks like I neglected to fill out the CC field when creating this ticket. I had forgotten all about it. Going to add Paul just to make sure he's in the loop, too.

Thanks for taking a look at it!

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by Volker Braun

Branch: u/gh-jcamp0x2a/30613-threejs-clip-distancecb818f8a14148a4444e1ad85add1a9882063d63b
Resolution: fixed
Status: positive_reviewclosed
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