The Virtual Input Device Tool allows the user to create and manipulate tools that are fixed in space relative to the physical coordinates of the CAVE.
If a user working in 3DVisualizer want to have a fixed cutting plane they can use the “Virtual Input Device Tool” to accomplish this. To do this:
From the main menu select:
3D Visualizer menu > Vrui systems > Create Input Device
Then again from the main menu select:
3D Visualizer menu > Algorithms > cutting plane
The user also needs to select a button to interact with the input device to do this select:
> Tool Selection Menu > User Interface > Input Device Diver > 6 – DOF Driver
Now select the top grey box on input device to make it green. And by moving the input device with the previously selected button select:
> Locator > 6 –DOF Locator
Finally turn the top green box grey and then green to use a fixed cutting plane. You can turn the cutting plane on and off by selected and de-selecting the top grey box of the Input Device.