Convex Hull Algorithms

Sorry, but you need Java to see the animation.

This applet demonstrates four algorithms (Incremental, Gift Wrap, Divide and Conquer, QuickHull) for computing the convex hull of points in three and two dimensions. There are some detailed instructions, but if you don't want to look at them, try the following:
Drag with the left mouse button to see the hull from different viewpoints.
Select a different algorithm from the bottom left menu to see how the gift-wrapping or divide-and-conquer algorithms construct the hull.
Follow this link to see this applet animate Delaunay triangulation algorithms.

Here are some links to other algorithm animation pages and geometric software pages.

You can also see some implementation notes.

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Last modified: Wed Sep 23 18:23:37 AET 1998