section - superclass: shape; super-superclass:node - 13:0 - classID: #(549004141, 1725569194)
<section>.length Float default: 0.0 -- animatable
The length of the displayed section rectangle.
<section>.width Float default: 0.0 -- animatable
The width of the displayed section rectangle.
Known Problems and Workarounds:
Sometimes, the Section shape might not be able to properly collapse to a SplineShape. This only happens when a Section shape is created inside a loop and is being converted to a SplineShape.
To collapse to a SplineShape, a viewport redraw must be performed after the Section shape is created. An example of creating contour lines from an object is:
meshSelected = sphere() -- object to create contours of
minZ = meshSelected.min.z -- get min and max Z positions
maxZ = meshSelected.max.z
numLevels = 10 -- the number of contours
delta = (maxZ - minZ) / (numLevels + 1) -- the number of steps
for currentZ = minZ to maxZ by delta do -- start loop...
s = section pos:[0, 0, currentZ] -- create Section
max views redraw -- this line is needed to get around the problem
convertToSplineShape s -- convert Section to SplineShape
s.renderable = true -- set to renderable
Spline Shape Common Properties, Operators, and Methods
Shape Common Properties, Operators, and Methods
Node Common Properties, Operators, and Methods
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