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Hi, My recent attempt at collision was successful but not sucessful enough. I kept getting invisible collisions. I was using the D3DXIntersect function so I had no control over how the collision detection worked. I decided to write my own and but the code doesn't work for some reason. Could someone have a looks over it in case I missed something. CarCorner is the original location of my four point bounding box around the car and it never changes.
void Car::checkCollision(LPD3DXMESH mesh) {
	iscollision = 0;
	dist = 0;
	D3DXMATRIX 	matRots;
	D3DXMATRIX 	matTrans;
	D3DXMATRIX	matWorlds;
	D3DXVECTOR3 p1,p2,p3;
    my_vertex* vertex;
	VERTEX *pVertices;
	WORD* pIndices;
	DWORD dwNumFaces=mesh->GetNumFaces();


	DWORD i = 0;
	mesh->LockIndexBuffer(D3DLOCK_READONLY,(BYTE **) &pIndices);
	mesh->LockVertexBuffer(D3DLOCK_READONLY,(BYTE **) &pVertices);
	for (DWORD l = 0; l<4; l++)  // Run through the 4 corners
		for (DWORD m=0;m 0) {
						D3DXVECTOR3 IP = pos + CarCorners[l]*t;
						if(CheckPointInTriangle(IP,p0,p1,p2)) {
							iscollision = 1;

							dist = 1;

	if ( iscollision == 1) {
							// do something later if collision occurs

	else {

		pos = dest;
		dir = olddir;



// ----------------------------------------------------------------------
// Name  : intersectRayPlane()
// Input : rOrigin - origin of ray in world space
//         rVector - vector describing direction of ray in world space
//         pOrigin - Origin of plane 
//         pNormal - Normal to plane
// Notes : Normalized directional vectors expected
// Return: distance to plane in world units, -1 if no intersection.
// -----------------------------------------------------------------------  
float intersectRayPlane(D3DXVECTOR3 rOrigin, D3DXVECTOR3 rVector, D3DXVECTOR3 pNormal, float planeD) {
float cosAlpha,deltaD;

cosAlpha = D3DXVec3Dot(&rVector,&pNormal);

if (cosAlpha==0) return -1.0f;

deltaD = planeD - D3DXVec3Dot(&rOrigin,&pNormal);

return (deltaD/cosAlpha);


BOOL CheckPointInTriangle(D3DXVECTOR3 point, D3DXVECTOR3 a, D3DXVECTOR3 b, D3DXVECTOR3 c) {
  double total_angles = 0.0f;
  // make the 3 vectors
  D3DXVECTOR3 v1 = point-a;
  D3DXVECTOR3 v2 = point-b;
  D3DXVECTOR3 v3 = point-c;

  total_angles += acos(D3DXVec3Dot(&v1,&v2));   
  total_angles += acos(D3DXVec3Dot(&v2,&v3));
  total_angles += acos(D3DXVec3Dot(&v3,&v1)); 
  if (fabs(total_angles-2*PI) <= 0.005)
   return (TRUE);

inline BOOL isZeroVector(D3DXVECTOR3 &v) {
 if ((v.x == 0.0f) && (v.y == 0.0f) && (v.z == 0.0f))
   return TRUE;
  return FALSE;	
Edited by - flashlaser on October 31, 2001 6:10:56 AM Edited by - flashlaser on October 31, 2001 6:11:58 AM

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Try to make your question a bit more specific. That''s an awful lot of code to review to search for a general, unspecified problem. Try to provide a small subset of your code that will require less time to analyze.

Graham Rhodes
Senior Scientist
Applied Research Associates, Inc.

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