Simple and efficient method for accurate collision detection among deformable polyhedral objects in arbitrary motion

Andrew Smith, Yoshifumi Kitamura, Haruo Takemura, Fumio Kishino

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Abstract

We propose an accurate collision detection algorithm for use in virtual reality applications. The algorithm works for three-dimensional graphical environments where multiple objects, represented as polyhedra (boundary representation), are undergoing arbitrary motion (translation and rotation). The algorithm can be used directly for both convex and concave objects and objects can be deformed (non-rigid) during motion. The algorithm works efficiently by first reducing the number of face pairs that need to be checked accurately for interference by first localizing possible collision regions using bounding box and spatial subdivision techniques; face pairs that remain after this pruning stage are then accurately checked for interference. The algorithm is efficient, simple to implement, and does not require any memory intensive auxiliary data structures to be precomputed and updated. Since polyhedral shape representation is one of the most common shape representation schemes, this algorithm should be useful to a wide audience. Performance results are given to show the efficiency of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages136-145
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Annual Virtual Reality International Symposium - Triangle Park, NC, USA
Duration: 1995 Mar 111995 Mar 15

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Annual Virtual Reality International Symposium
CityTriangle Park, NC, USA
Period95/3/1195/3/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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