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JME3 V-HACD Collision Shape Factory

This is a library that uses java bindings for Khaled Mamou's V-HACD to decompose concave meshes into hull-shapes in jmonkey engine.


java 1.7+



plugins {
    id "io.github.0ffz.github-packages" version "1.2.1"

repositories {
    maven githubPackage.invoke("riccardobl")

dependencies {
    compile 'wf.frk:jme3-bullet-vhacd:1.0.5'

This library relies on vhacd native bindings whose build is currently available for 64 and 32 bit versions of Linux and Windows and for osx.


VHACDParameters p=new VHACDParameters();
// p.set.....

VHACDCollisionShapeFactory factory=new VHACDCollisionShapeFactory(p);        
CompoundCollisionShape cs=factory.create(Spatial);

The resulting CollisionShape can be used and serialized as a usual. See TestSimple.java and TestFunny.java for the full example.

The process of building collision shapes could be quite slow, to overcome this you can use one of the following approaches

Pregeneration and serialization

The generated shape is a common CompoundCollisionShape made of HullCollisionShapes this means it can be saved and loaded with jmonkeyengine.

This method has a further benefit: the shape can be generated by the developer and then loaded withing a project that doesn't need to include this library. This comes quite handy when you are targeting platforms that are not supported by this library.


The library can also do transparent caching.

To do this, you just need to add an implementation of Caching to the VHACDCollisionShapeFactory with


Multiple Caching systems can be added to the queue, when one fails to provide the cache, the next one is used.

There are few built-in Caching implementations:


This provides a minimal in-memory caching based on mesh objects.

With this, when you call VHACDCollisionShapeFactory.create on a mesh or spatial for which the collision shape has already been generated with the same parameters, a cached version may be returned.

The shapes leave the cache when their original mesh has been GCed or when the application is restarted.

((VHACDCollisionShapeFactory)factory).cachingQueue().add(new VolatileByMeshCaching());


This is a more advanced system that provides persistent caching on memory and disk, based on the content of the the original mesh.

It must be create by passing the path of the cache folder to the constructor

PersistentByBuffersCaching caching=new PersistentByBuffersCaching("app/cache/");

(The / will be automatically replaced with the File.separator)

You can optionally set an indicative maximum ammount of memory that can be used for the in-memory caching with:


By default the limit is 32MB. A negative number means unlimited and 0 means "no in-memory cache (= cache provided always from the disk)".

The cache will be swapped from disk to memory automatically and will be kept across executions, installations and can also be shipped with the software.


Everything in this repo, as well as V-HACD and V-HACD-bindings, is released under BSD 3-clause license.