Patroljs for threejs



Hello room! Is it possible to use native three.js geometry as a navigation path for patrol.js.


It seems like it could be done by generating the nav mesh by generating a new one with only those faces the normal points up with a slope tolerance and shrink it.


I’ve digged a little deeper since i’ve implemented it in my engine now. Basically a very simple approach is to generate a second mesh out of the original as i described, you need to store each vertex and the shared neighbours to create a list of all the triangles centroids and the 2 vertices a neighbour face shares for the portals (but i guess patrol generates this for you)

For the second mesh you filter out the relevant faces, like simply the face normal with a slope tolerance for floor faces, then merge close faces like those from stairs to get a closed ramp. Smaller faces can be merged in this process too, but this isn’t quite what Recast for example does. The topology may not be optimal, and it doesn’t use non-connected surfaces like a crate on a large 2 triangle quad for a floor.

The technique used by Recast is more complex, but i’ll implement another i made for procedurally tiled spline extrusion by outlining the filtered faces and creating a new topology and inserting scene objects contours. It should be generated realtime at reasonable performance and low memory cost instead a static external one that won’t adapt to changes.


i’m sorry for the inconvinience, can you make a demo?
I will appreciate it so much​:slight_smile::slight_smile:


Used Blender to create navMesh .