triangle triangle intesection line segment

Dickinson, John John.Dickinson at
Wed Jan 10 09:04:15 PST 2001

Given two triangles in 3D space known to intersect (or at least touch), I
need to find the line segment (or the point) that they touch at in space.

Anyone have an algorithm or reference for that?

If not, how about for a triangle and a plane, the same deal, I know they
touch and want to determine the line segment that represents where they
touch in 3-D space.


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John Kenneth Dickinson, Ph.D.        |   "Measure with micrometer;
Research Council Officer  IMTI-NRC   |    Mark with chalk;
email: john.dickinson at         |    Cut with axe."

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