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Re: Collision detection Re: Is this list still alive?

On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 11:02:00AM +0000, Chris Purnell wrote:
> I intend to use a bounding cylinder.  It needs to be raised slightly above
> the ground to allow for uneven and sloping floors.  Now I just need to work
> out how to do the cylinder/triangle intersection test.

I haven't done all the math, but my guess is that a
cylinder/triangle intersection test would work more or less like
the following:
1) Find two spanning vectors in the triangle (i.e. from one
corner to each of the other two)
2) Make a linear combination of these two vectors that lie on
the surface of the cylinder's side and then the top and bottom
The surface should be fairly simple to describe as a function of
the center of the bottom, the radius and the length, but *errrm*
I'll leave that part to you ;-)
3) Check if the found solution (if any) is actually within the
triangle and on the surface of the cylinder

Without betting my life on it, I think you will end up with an
intersection line (or a point if a corner of the triangle
touches the cylinder) which you should be able to somehow check
in part 3 of the above "algorithm".

Hope it helps,
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