In one of my projects I have a game area in the shape of a circle. Inside this circle another small circle is moving around. What I want to do is keep the small circle from moving outside the bigger one. Below you can see that in frame 2 the small circle is partly outside, I need a way to move it back to just before it is about to move outside. How can this be done?
Also, I need the collision point along the arc of the big circle so that I can update the small circle's velocity. How would one go about calculating this point?
What I would like to do is before moving the small circle, I predict its next position and if it is outside I find the time of collision between t=0 and t=1 (t=1 full time step). If I have the collision time t then I just move the small circle during t instead of a full time step. But again, the problem is I don't know how to detect at that time the collision occurs when it comes to two circles and one being inside the other.
Thanks in advance.
Example of collision point (green) I want to find. Maybe the picture is a bit off but you get the idea.