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AABB collision help!

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GamerYZ    169
I'm building an AABB tree for my 3D engine, and I need some pointers on optimizing it. First of all, my program is blowing up and getting "no memory" error if I attempt to put a reasonable amount(10 - 20 or so) of triangles into a single box, while the total triangle is around 4000ish. Secondly, how should I traverse through the tree and check for line-box collision? Currently my collision check actully runs alot shower then traversing the whole tree. Someone please give me some pointers, thanks.

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head_hunter    139
If your tree is tight, then you could store node adjacency information in each node and use it to jump from node to node as you follow the line through space.

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dawidjoubert    161
Post your ray->aabb testing algorithm.

A Simple rule of thumb is that for a ray and an aabb to colide it must collide on every axis.

if this is your box with sides ABCD

-------
| C |
|A B|
| D |
|-----|


And we have ray OP then you can perform the following quick exit tests


if ((O.x < A.X) && (P.x < A.x)) return false; // No collision
if ((O.x > B.X) && (P.x > B.x)) return false; // No collision
if ((O.y > D.y) && (P.y > D.y)) return false; // No collision
.....



You get the idea, this is the MAIN advantage of having an AABB.. You have many early out tests.

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