Smart Collision Real-Time Collision Detection Engine

SmartCollision™ is a high-speed collision detection engine for 3D objects. SmartCollision™ supports efficient collision detection for scenes composed of polygon objects, rather than using a voxel representation of the scene. SmartCollision™ supports non-convex polyhedra and provides support for applications that need collision detection of polygon-based models at interactive speeds.

Add Efficient Collision Detection to your Application With SmartCollision™

When two or more virtual objects collide, the computation required can vary depending on their shapes. Depending on the complexity of the scene, the computation required can be significant. Therefore, efficient algorithms and optimized implementations are required for this problem. SmartCollision™ offers such a solution.


A PHANTOM® haptic interface  can be used with SmartCollision™. Using haptics (force feedback) with SmartCollision™ allows the user to explore the 3D scene using the sense of touch. This can be valuable for CAD, engineering, and path planning applications, to name a few. The sense of touch significantly enhances the simulation experience.

SmartCollision™ has the added benefit of supporting multi-point collision detection for haptics. In other packages, collision detection for haptics is done with the haptic interface being modeled as a single point. Multi-point collision detection is needed to allow the force-feedback device to simulate a tool in the virtual world. SmartCollision™ allows multi-point collision detection for haptics to be added to your applications.


6DOF PHANTOM® Devices and SmartCollision™

For more realistic haptic simulation, a 6DOF PHANTOM® haptic device may be desirable. In addition to providing force output in the x, y, and z Cartesian directions, the 6DOF PHANTOM® haptic device provides force feedback in orientation (roll, pitch and yaw) as well. 6DOF haptics allows you to model more realistic interactions with the virtual scene. SmartCollision™ fully supports 3D Systems PHANTOM® 6DOF devices. Interactions with the virtual scene with complex haptics and models are easier with SmartCollision™.  


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