SWIFT - Relation to Other Packages

SWIFT can be compared to various other packages in terms of functionality provided. Packages that we consider are those that are publicly available. A word about the spectrum of polyhedral proximity query algorithms is in order. On one end is a set of algorithms that take advantage of convex models to speed up proximity queries. These algorithms give a lot of useful proximity information but are restricted to convex models. At the other end of the spectrum are algorithms that can deal with arbitrary collections of triangles. These algorithms can deal with any type of polyhedral collection but are more restricted in the queries that they can answer.

Convex Based Packages

Polygon Soup Based Packages

Author: Stephen Ehmann

Maintained by: ehmann@cs.unc.edu

Copyright 2000

Last Modification: Aug 15, 2001