Collider node

Collider is a geometrical shape that is used for collision detection, contact manifold generation, etc. Colliders are used in pair with rigid bodies, they make rigid body participate in collisions.


Collider can have almost any shape, the engine offers the following shapes for 3D:

  • Ball - dynamic sphere shape.
  • Cylinder - dynamic cylinder shape.
  • Cone - dynamic cone shape.
  • Cuboid - dynamic box shape.
  • Capsule - dynamic capsule shape.
  • Segment - dynamic segment ("line") shape
  • Triangle - simple dynamic triangle shape
  • Triangle mesh - static concave shape, can be used together with any static level geometry (wall, floors, ceilings, anything else)
  • Height field - static height field shape, can be used together with terrains.
  • Polyhedron - dynamic concave shape.

Also, there is a similar, but smaller set for 2D (because some shapes degenerate in 2D):

  • Ball - dynamic circle shape.
  • Cuboid - dynamic rectangle shape.
  • Capsule - dynamic capsule shape.
  • Segment - dynamic segment ("line") shape.
  • Triangle - dynamic triangle shape.
  • Trimesh - static triangle mesh shape.
  • Heightfield - static height field shape.

Dynamic in both lists means that such shapes can be used together with dynamic rigid bodies, they'll correctly handle all collisions and simulation will look as it should. Static means that such shape should be used only with static rigid bodies.

How to create

Use ColliderBuilder to create an instance of collider with any shape you want.

fn main() {
extern crate fyrox;
use fyrox::{
        collider::{ColliderBuilder, ColliderShape},
fn create_capsule_collider(graph: &mut Graph) -> Handle<Node> {
        .with_shape(ColliderShape::capsule_y(0.5, 0.2))