View Full Version : Bending Metal, Shattering Glass

11 November 2008, 02:34 PM
Howdy all, long time lurker, seldom poster.

Recently I've been playing with animations and physics, as opposed to just texturing and modelling.

I'm working on a small visual effects piece, mainly for my own intellectual amusement. I'm going to blow a hole through my apartment wall, window and door.

Now the hard fx simulation for cracking the wall seems fine - it's pretty simple hard fx, in fact, I haven't had much to change (yet!).

However, I'm a little stumped about the door. The door is a metal patio door and, obviously, I don't want it to shatter. I haven't been able to find any tutorials on hard fx and bending metal. As an added complication, the door has a long glass pane through the middle of it, so that does need to shatter.

Any thoughts, directions, ideas would be greatly appreciated.

11 November 2008, 07:32 PM
Try using ClothFX for the door, with really stiff settings.

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