### 3D distance from a point to a triangle

### M. W. Jones

### Crynodeb

In this technical report, two different methods for calculating the distance between a point and a triangle in 3D space will be described. It will be shown that it is far more efficient to calculate the distance by using a rotation to make the problem 2D. Both methods are tested with relation to the production of 3D data from polygonal meshes (voxelisation).

### Deunyddiau Ffynhonnell

Tech-report### Enwi

M. W. Jones, 3D distance from a point to a triangle, Technical report CSR-5-95, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, February 1995

### Bibtex

@techreport{3D_distance, author={M.W.Jones}, title={3D distance from a point to a triangle}, number={CSR-5-95}, month={Feb}, institution={Swansea University}, year={1995}, }