S-TCD – Surface Turbo Collision Detection Toolkit

 

Mauro Figueiredo


The Surface Turbo Collision Detection toolkit (S-TCD), implemented in C++, determines intersecting surfaces of colliding objects. This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

S-TCD uses overlapping axis-aligned bounding boxes, R-tree hierarchies, surface knowledge and parallel processing techniques to improve performance and obtain real time response in virtual prototyping applications.

Main features:

          It is applicable to 3D models described as collections of surfaces. Each surface is tessellated individually and represented as a collection of triangles.

          It allows more than one moving object.

          It solves the narrow phase of the collision detection problem. It determines intersecting surfaces between a pair of 3D objects. Additionally, it can determine intersecting triangles between pairs of surfaces.

          It determines intersections with enough accuracy for virtual prototyping environments.

          It determines intersections interactively.

          It runs on shared memory parallel systems with further improvement on performance. It uses OpenMP to automatically parallelize the S-TurboCD collision detection algorithm.

          It has a simple user interface.

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