Monday, February 20, 2012

fxguide: The Art of Destruction

The fine folks over at have compiled a stellar and comprehensive run-down of the state of the art when it comes to "blowing crap up" Hollywood-style.
Destruction pipelines today are key aspects of any major visual effects pipeline. Many current pipelines are based on Rigid Body Simulations (RBS) or otherwise referred to as Rigid Body Dynamics (RBD), but a new solution – Finite Element Analysis (FEA) – is beginning to emerge. In this ‘Art Of’ article, we talk to some of the major visual effects studios – ILM, Imageworks, MPC, Double Negative and Framestore – about how they approach their destruction toolsets.
Read the whole article - featuring looks at Harry Potter, X-Men: First Class, 2012, and more - here!

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