An algorithm is presented that updates the octree of a three-dimensional object after the object has undergone arbitrary rotation and translation. The algorithm moves each of the black leaves and then adds the subtree corresponding to the displaced black leaf. The algorithm uses a computationally efficient method to detect the intersections of moved blocks with octree tessellation. On the average, the space and time complexities of the algorithm are both bounded by O(Kn), where K is the number of nodes in the source tree and n is the logarithm of the side-length of the universe space. The quantization errors are prevented from accumulating by maintaining a compact source octree. Each incremental displacement is performed with respect to the source tree. Implementation results are given for the motion of synthetic three-dimensional objects.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)