# [pstricks] clipping in 3d

Zbigniew Nitecki zbigniew.nitecki at tufts.edu
Tue Mar 17 15:50:19 CET 2009

I tried clipping, but there's something I don't understand.  In the
example below, I first want to plot the surface
z=-xy, but only inside the cylinder x^2 +y^2 \leq 2.25.  I used the
circle centered at the origin with radius 1.5 as the clipping curve.
Then I plotted what should be the boundary curve for this surface,
using \parametricplot3D.
The output is attached.  Why the discrepancy?

Example based on Herbert's example from 11/24/2008:

\begin{pspicture}(-5,-9.5)(5,3)
\psset{unit=2}
\pstThreeDCoor[xMin=-2, xMax=2, yMin=-2,yMax=2, zMin=0, zMax=2]
\begin{psclip}{%
\pstThreeDCircle[linestyle=none](0,0,0)(1.5,0,0)(0,1.5,0)
}
\psplotThreeD[drawStyle=xyLines](-2,2)(-2,2){%
x y mul neg%
}
\end{psclip}

\parametricplotThreeD[linewidth=1.2pt, xPlotpoints=200](0,360){%
1.5 t cos mul %
1.5 t sin mul %
t cos t sin mul 1.5 mul neg%
}

\end{pspicture}

Zbigniew Nitecki
Department of Mathematics
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

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