Project to a Plane¶

pyvista.PolyData surfaces and pointsets can easily be projected to a plane defined by a normal and origin

# sphinx_gallery_thumbnail_number = 2
import pyvista as pv
from pyvista import examples

poly = examples.load_random_hills()
project plane

Project that surface to a plane underneath the surface

origin =
origin[-1] -= poly.length / 3.0
projected = poly.project_points_to_plane(origin=origin)

# Display the results
p = pv.Plotter()
project plane

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 1.292 seconds)

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