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Stewart Goldstein
Shatter Effect - Can the Glass Remain Onscreen?
on Jul 2, 2012 at 2:52:37 am

I have only played with the shatter effect for a matter of minutes.

I want to have a bottle fall and hit the floor (the lower half of the screen) and shatter, with the glass shards sitting in place on the floor.

Right now, AE is making the bottle shatter and all of the shards disappear offscreen. Will AE allow me to shatter the bottle and have the glass remain in place for the duration of the comp?

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John Cuevas
Re: Shatter Effect - Can the Glass Remain Onscreen?
on Jul 2, 2012 at 11:52:53 am

Shatter doesn't have a bounce, stick or any floor properties, so it's not going to break apart and land on a floor. You can break an object and use the viscosity to freeze it during mid fall, but that's really not the same thing.

I think you will need a 3D program to do what you are describing.

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