function distance = cylinder_point_dist ( p1, p2, r, p )
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%
%% cylinder_point_dist() determines the distance from a cylinder to a point.
%
% Discussion:
%
% We are computing the distance to the SURFACE of the cylinder.
%
% The surface of a (right) (finite) cylinder in 3D is defined by an axis,
% which is the line segment from point P1 to P2, and a radius R. The points
% on the surface of the cylinder are:
% * points at a distance R from the line through P1 and P2, and whose nearest
% point on the line through P1 and P2 is strictly between P1 and P2,
% PLUS
% * points at a distance less than or equal to R from the line through P1
% and P2, whose nearest point on the line through P1 and P2 is either
% P1 or P2.
%
% Licensing:
%
% This code is distributed under the GNU LGPL license.
%
% Modified:
%
% 12 January 2021
%
% Author:
%
% John Burkardt
%
% Input:
%
% real P1(3), P2(3), the first and last points
% on the axis line of the cylinder.
%
% real R, the radius of the cylinder.
%
% real P(3), the point.
%
% Output:
%
% real DISTANCE, the distance from the point to the cylinder.
%
dim_num = 3;
axis(1:dim_num) = p2(1:dim_num) - p1(1:dim_num);
axis_length = norm ( axis );
if ( axis_length == 0.0 )
distance = - Inf;
return
end
axis(1:dim_num) = axis(1:dim_num) / axis_length;
p_dot_axis = ( p(1:dim_num) - p1(1:dim_num) ) * axis(1:dim_num)';
%
% Case 1: Below bottom cap.
%
if ( p_dot_axis <= 0.0 )
distance = disk_point_dist_3d ( p1, r, axis, p );
%
% Case 2: between cylinder planes.
%
elseif ( p_dot_axis <= axis_length )
p_length = norm ( p(1:dim_num) - p1(1:dim_num) );
off_axis_component = sqrt ( p_length.^2 - p_dot_axis.^2 );
distance = abs ( off_axis_component - r );
if ( off_axis_component < r )
distance = min ( distance, axis_length - p_dot_axis );
distance = min ( distance, p_dot_axis );
end
%
% Case 3: Above the top cap.
%
elseif ( axis_length < p_dot_axis )
distance = disk_point_dist_3d ( p2, r, axis, p );
end
return
end