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Robin Frost
Trying to explode windows using shatter.. but having issues
on Apr 8, 2019 at 10:19:48 am

I've masked out three windows on a big building and trying to apply the shatter effect so i can simulate them smashing, but it covers the entire frame, when i want it to just cover the parts i've masked.


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Trying to explode windows using shatter.. but having issues
on Apr 8, 2019 at 2:18:43 pm

Try precomping the layer with masks inside the precomp, the effect outside it.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
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Robin Frost
Re: Trying to explode windows using shatter.. but having issues
on Apr 9, 2019 at 6:09:59 am

Thanks, have done so but still getting the same issue when i apply the effect.


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Blaise Douros
Re: Trying to explode windows using shatter.. but having issues
on Apr 9, 2019 at 4:20:57 pm

Here, watch this Total Training video on Shatter:





This will show you how to use the Corner Pin camera to place a texture over the windows to have them break on the correct plane with your building.

Crucially, I am about 99% sure that you cannot use masks to make one instance of the effect work for all three windows. You will need to create three separate instances of the Shatter effect, one for each window.


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