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16.2.10 Volume Cutting Planes

Additional surfaces can be created on the volume with user defined clipping planes. A clipping plane can be used to cut through the volume, exposing a new surface. This technique can help expose the volume's internal structure. The rendering technique is the same, with the addition of one or more clipping planes defined while rendering and blending the data slice polygons.