Project Point On plane

Description

This node takes a point and a plane and returns projection of this point on that plane. The projection of a point on a plane is the closest point to the input point on the input plane.

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Illustration

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Inputs

  • Point - The location of the point that will be projected.
  • Plane Point - A point on the plane.
  • Plane Normal - The normal of the plane.

Outputs

  • Projection - The location of the closest point on the plane to the input point. Mathematically this point is the point that makes a perpendicular line to the input plane which also makes a line that is parallel to the plane normal.
  • Signed Distance - It is the shortest distance between the input point and the input plane, Which is also the distance between the projected point and the input point. Although distances can’t have a negative sign, this output could have a negative sign if the point lie below the plane while positive if above.

Advanced Node Settings

  • N/A

Examples of Usage

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