unity – Unity3d custom Frustum Culling – find all points on the near side of a sphere


I have a custom sphere of 1 million plus vertices that I’m using for an interactive. Looping through 1M+ points per mouse movement is exceedingly costly so I’ve decided to leverage frustum culling. This helps but all the points on the back-facing side of the sphere are still being looped through which is still very costly.

My plan is to cut the sphere in half with a plane that is perpendicular to the viewing camera’s angle. I’ll place the sphere origin at the 0,0,0 of the sphere and viola it’s cut in half.


My issue is that if the plane is at an angle, which it will be 99.9% of the time, how can I verify that a given Vector3 is on the normal side of the plane?


  • I’m using GeometryUtility.CalculateFrustumPlanes to get the frustum bounds
  • While writing this question I thought (and plan) to prototype adding my plane “slice” to the frustum boundary planes then using GeometryUtility.TestPlanesAABB to determine which points should be rendrered

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