When Both Objects Move

... we can use a simple trick: we subtract the movement of object a from both objects' movements.


This way, object a remains stationary while object b does all the moving. Their motion relative to each other stays the same. Now we can apply the algorithms we have learned so far.

As yet we don't have a function moving_rectangle_circle_collide(). Instead of writing a full-blown binary search function we use the make-one-object-stationary trick from above:

Bool moving_rectangle_circle_collide(Rectangle a, Vector2D moveA, Circle b) {
    Vector2D moveB = negate_vector(moveA);
    return moving_circle_rectangle_collide(b, moveB, a);

We just invert the movement of a and take it as movement for b. This way a becomes stationary and b moves. Now we can just use the standard test for one moving and one static colliding sphapes.

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