Mike Lyndon

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RBD Design – Secondary Fracturing

One way to get some more variation and interest out of your rbd simulation is to add secondary fracturing.  This can be done in a number of ways but the basic idea is to setup your initial sim with a mixture of hero pieces and supporting pieces (I talk more about that in this video). Then create a second beat to your animation by breaking the pieces down further when they collide with other objects.  I prefer to control this manually but you can also set this up to happen procedurally.