[ODE] Object size, velocity, time step and collision detection.

Сергей Зефиров thesz at mail.ru
Tue Jan 11 13:01:04 MST 2005

Good time of day everyone.

Could ODE miss collision between two, say, spheres if timestep*their relative velocity is bigger
than sum of their radiuses? I've seen this effect in Newton Physics SDK demo (but velocity was
about 250 m/s for objects of size 1-2 m).

Is it worth of some effort to implement continuous collision detection, if so? I've did some
research on topic and could share my findings.

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