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Clipping refers to one of several different things within virtual environments:

1. Collision detection is often referred to as clipping. In this case, clipping is the detection of an intersection between two objects. When the polygons defined by their vertexes intersect one another, they have collided, or touched. Often a bounding box is used instead off the actual objects, to simplify the processing required for collision detection. The downside is that boxes make the collisions less realistic.

2. View clipping is the process of removing from the user?s world view, objects that are too far away, or are hidden behind objects placed in front of them. The removal of such objects increases rendering frame rate As there is less to draw.

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Related Dictionary Entries for Clipping:


Clipping plane

Collision Detection

Declarative Graphics System

Fog Gradient


Luminance Clipping

No Clipping

Painter's Algorithm

Priority Fill

Procedural Animation

Render Fog

Render Layer

Render Pass

Reverse Painter's Algorithm

View Distance Fogging

View Frustum

Virtual Bounding Plane


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