Collision Detection for Deformable Objects

Matthias Teschner, Stefan Kimmerle, Bruno Heidelberger, Gabriel Zachmann, Laks Raghupathi, Arnulph Fuhrmann, M‐P Cani, François Faure, Nadia Magnenat‐Thalmann, Wolfgang Strasser, and Pascal Volino
In: Computer Graphics Forum (Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 61-81), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2005



Interactive environments for dynamically deforming objects play an important role in surgery simulation and entertainment technology. These environments require fast deformable models and very efficient collision handling techniques. While collision detection for rigid bodies is well-investigated, collision detection for deformable objects introduces additional challenging problems. This paper focuses on these aspects and summarizes recent research in the area of deformable collision detection. Various approaches based on bounding volume hierarchies, distance fields, and spatial partitioning are discussed. Further, image-space techniques and stochastic methods are considered. Applications in cloth modeling and surgical simulation are presented.


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DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2005.00829.x

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