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Member Since 06 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active May 14 2016 02:01 PM

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In Topic: Contact tangents

03 January 2016 - 11:34 PM

Thanks for the pointers, I was going to modify my post to mention that I do use GJK already for distance and penetration calculation, but it does things pretty minimally so it usually returns a point/face as nearest features in a resting scenario.

In Topic: Contact tangents

03 January 2016 - 08:27 PM

So it turned out I was looking at the Catto "Iterative Dynamics" paper, which is a bit more advanced than this scenario, and actually what I had been using before was Catto's GDC2006 powerpoint, which I had previously compared to Bender and Schmitt and found to be essentially the same, although Catto goes into picking points on boxes and some other tricks such as a 'bias' velocity.


Then I would say it's time to add more contact points, but I have general meshes, not only boxes. Does anyone have any pointers for finding contact points on a general surface? I'm guessing the brute force approach is just searching along the surface normal and comparing dot products.

In Topic: Contact tangents

14 December 2015 - 08:21 PM

I'd say do option 1. The tangent vector is for applying contact friction, so surely it has to be calculated from the relative velocities of the contact points? I had a read through the paper and it seems to me that the tangent vector is described in the middle of page 4, as this.

That's quite a nice, readable paper :-)


That is the tangent used for collision response, the tangent for contacts is described on page 6.

In Topic: Position constraints converging slowly (contacts)

10 September 2015 - 06:43 PM

Oops, actually the target range was 0.0001 (edited the original post to fix this) which is 1/10 of the collision tolerance (0.001). Seems I can get away with 0.0004 (7 iterations) but after that it starts going up rather quickly (0.0003 -> 28 iterations, 0.0002 -> 70+ iterations). Hopefully that will be stable enough for stacking.

In Topic: Question about normal and tangent collision impulses

16 July 2015 - 02:14 PM

I have been heading the way of systems of linear equations for multiple simultaneous collisions/contacts, usually though in the sources I've looked at they don't mention doing so for a single collision point (or I'm not reading closely enough). Thanks for the pointer.