View Full Version : Help with order of select/collision/fields with Rigid shatter please

04 April 2008, 03:29 AM
Im trying to use the maya shatter effect to shatter a number and have the shards collide with another surface. Also would like to have the shards react to gravity/fileds etc. I cant seem to get things working quite right and think it comes down to my initial setup selection order.

Do I create a shattered object then add a field then make the rigids collide? Nothing seems to be working for me atm.

A explanation of process would be awesome.

On a smaller test scene I got it working with a solid shatter where the shards collided with a plane but I can't remember the order I did things in. Please help.


04 April 2008, 07:02 AM
Hey, the order is pretty straight forward, make sure you delete history on your object before you use shatter. Try using a low setting for number of pieces to shatter, then repeat the shatter process on those smaller pieces I think is generally better.

Then you can either convert them to rigids and add a field, or just select your shattered pieces and add a field, Maya will automatically create rigids out of them all.

04 April 2008, 02:30 AM
Thanks, I'll givie it a go.


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