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Make a Glass Smash Animation


How to make a realistic animation of bullet breaking a sheet of glass in Blender.

Andrew Price writes:

In this tutorial you’ll discover:

  • How to use the cell fracture addon to break objects into pieces
  • Giving those pieces physics with the rigid body simulator
  • Use rigid body constraints to make objects stick together
  • Add the final touches to destruction with particles and smoke

This tutorial contains the techniques and settings that took me over a month to figure out myself. Enjoy!

About Author

Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

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