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Creating Glass Shatter Effect using Maya nCloth

In this tutorial we will explore using Maya ncloth to create Glass Shattering Effect.

Step 1

Let’s start by creating a polygonal plane with the default setting

Step 2

Using the cut face tool cut the plane randomly,

Depending on the chunks you need…something like this

Creating Glass Shatter Effect using Maya nCloth

Step 3

Select the Plane , Polygon –>Mesh –>Triangulate

Creating Glass Shatter Effect using Maya nCloth

Next, select all the Edges & detach component, Edit Mesh –>Detach Component.

Creating Glass Shatter Effect using Maya nCloth

With this all the vertex / edges will be spiltted

Step 4

Select the Plane and make it a nCloth Mesh. Then, nDynamics –> nMesh –> Create nCloth

Creating Glass Shatter Effect using Maya nCloth

by doing, nclothShape node and nucleus node will be created for the Plane.

In the nucleus node, set the gravity value to ‘0’.

Creating Glass Shatter Effect using Maya nCloth

Step 5

Extrude the plane by selecting all the face, to make it thicker like a glass material

Creating Glass Shatter Effect using Maya nCloth

Step 6

Create a Sphere and make it a Passive Collider

Creating Glass Shatter Effect using Maya nCloth

 Next Translate in Y : 1 and set  a Key  at frame 1

Creating Glass Shatter Effect using Maya nCloth

At frame 24 set key to Translate Y : -1
Now the sphere is animated in Y direction.
Before playing the animation ,select both the objects , create New  ncache

Ncache –> create New  ncache

That’s it…
Play the animation…use mental ray dielectric Material as a glass shader….

Final Output

Creating Glass Shatter Effect using Maya nCloth

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