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The clipping planes for the View control how much of the scene is rendered. In the example, the front plane is 10 meters from the viewer, while the back clipping plane is 110 meters from the viewer. However, since the viewer has been moved back 20 meters from the origin, the scene will be rendered from –10 to +90 in the Z direction. Note that one cannot set arbitrary clipping planes. The clipping planes have a physical significance in that they define a view frustum. The view frustum defines the pyramidal volume of 3D space that is rendered.

The ViewPlatform is a simple Java 3D Leaf Node and can be added to the Locale as shown by the Java3dApplet code:


Based on Java3dApplet.java