The GJK Algorithm: A weird and beautiful way to do a simple thing

The GJK algorithm is a unique approach to determining if two shapes overlap by taking advantage of the Minkowski difference. By identifying the support points of each shape, the algorithm aims to find a simplex that contains the origin with minimal operations. If successful, a collision is detected. The process involves iteratively updating the simplex until it encloses the origin, proving overlap, or failing to do so. The algorithm showcases the power of mathematics in solving complex problems through clever perspective shifts. Though implementation details are omitted, the explanation offers a foundational understanding of GJK. The explanation is presented with a disclaimer of potential inaccuracies.

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