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05-08-2005, 01:33 PM
hi, my name is Augusto, itīs my first thread here, Iīm a 3ds max user, there is a long time I using this tool for doing my short movies. But now I need to know a lot about reactor because I have to do a work where a car crash, and I think itīs a good soft to simulate it.
Iīd like to know the best web pages to learn about, or the books which are selling.

thank you very much, sorry for my english, I know itīs pretty bad.


05-09-2005, 10:53 PM
i don't think there are any books specifically related to creating a car crash. www.allanmckay.com has a good demo of this. it's only an avi... but if you email him, i'm sure he'd help ya out, cause he's cool like that http://allanmckay.com/html/R&D.htm find the car deform avi and the one like 5 down from that. :)

Jan vdh
05-17-2005, 11:04 AM
I'm pretty sure there's a very good Reactor video tutorial on 3DBuzz. (*checks*) Yep, it's in the 3DWorld section in the downloads. It's not free, but definitely worth it - taught me all I needed to know about Reactor.

05-29-2005, 05:03 AM
hi , i have been working on the same thing recently and i know thats not a very easy task to find the exact point between the reactor based animation and the key framed animation that will end up looking like a real crash but , i dont think you can learn reactor from one day to another , you must have to use the old method of try & ...try & try.... theres no recipie about crashing a car.

On the other hand y sugest you to start experimenting with cloth ( for the wrinkled metal foils) and traditional slolid groups for the main impact

I will search some old works and try to give you some help

Good luck.

Let me know if you need some help

05-29-2005, 05:06 AM
the allanmckay link isnt working

05-29-2005, 05:42 AM
you can find a some good info here

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=243752 (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=243752)

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=161925 (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=161925)

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=217456 (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=217456)

05-31-2005, 01:25 AM
Thank you very much for your help, Iīll publish in a web site all the advances Iīve done. I gonna be doing the try....&try.....&try....yes, I know thatīs the best way sometimes...

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