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10-07-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
bauma1lp
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Maya 2015 Organic Shattering
I have not done a lot with maya dynamics so i am looking for a little help here. I am trying to achieve and organic shattering effect on a rock and glacier but the shatter tool can be a little tricky.I am having trouble shattering my object to the level i need to look organic (100's of shards). Maya crashed when i try to process that high of a shatter.

Questions:

Can I shatter an object and continue shattering the individual shards again?

Can I use the dynamic shatter effect for a PTEX textured object?

Can I select specific faces or areas of an object that i want shattered rather than the entire object?


Thank you, any help is appreciated!
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10-07-2014, 10:40 PM   #2
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Maya shatter is simply not that great. Try soup http://www.soup-dev.com/examples2_3.htm

The learning curve is steep but if your going to be doing a bit with dynamics in maya soup is definitely one plugin you want in your arsonal.

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25-03-2018, 01:12 AM   #3
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Besides Soup, are there other plug-ins for Maya (2018 on a Mac) good for shattering? Soup demands a subscription fee and I don't do enough with dynamics to justify a monthly expense.
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