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CG glass breaking in Max
on Jan 27, 2006 at 9:18:56 am

Hi all

I have been given a job to create a side shot of a glass pane being shattered by a baseball. I have tried to shoot this in slow-mo but its a bit blurry and I need a much higher frame rate than I can get (I tested on 200FPS). So I would like to try and accomplish this in 3DS Max, I would love some advice on how to approach this kind of shot. Specifically creating and then breaking the glass realistically.


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James M. Murphy
Re: CG glass breaking in Max
on Feb 5, 2006 at 11:23:02 pm

Hi Greg,
By any chance are you on subscription with Max r8?
If So you can now download the Pro Boleans module also known as nPowers Power Boleans plug in.
That will make your like a lot easier doing broken glass. They even have a tutorial for it.

Sell the Talent you have to communicate effectively through graphics. Use the best tool suited to accomplish the Job.

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