FractureFX

Control your sim. Final your shots.




Fracture FX is a production-proven, cross-platform demolition solution for Maya 2011 to 2014. Its procedural, event-driven architecture allows even novice users to take complete control of a destruction simulation and final shots in record time. Art-directable simulations, efficient iterations, out-of-the-box usability and world-class customer care are the corner stones of the Fracture FX experience.
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Soon in your hands and now in beta!

New Quick Tip: Bombs!

13 Sep 2013
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Learn how to use bombs in Fracture FX in a bit over 5 minutes with this quicktip:

Quick Tips: Bombs from PyratFX on Vimeo.

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A haiku seems approriate to introduce these new Quick Tips.

A tornado of destructive opportunity
In 3 bites of 3 minutes
Nom nom nom.

Quick Tips: Secondary Fracturing from PyratFX on Vimeo.

Quick Tips: Simulation Step Size from PyratFX on Vimeo.

Quick Tips: Numeric Display of fragment attributes from PyratFX on Vimeo.

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Quick Tips are bite-sized (<2 mins) tutorials covering features that should be part of every demolition artist's arsenal. 
Head on over and start nibbling!

Quick Tips: Randomize the color of each fragment from PyratFX on Vimeo.

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Creators of mayhem and havoc the world-round, REJOICE!  

The air is thick with anticipation. The tension begging to be sliced with a razor. 

 The Fracture FX Trial version is now available for Maya 2014! 

We know you want to get your hands on this destruction goodness now now now, so read on on how to get it:

if you already downloaded the Fracture FX Trial before, just find the original “ Fracture FX Demo Download” mail in your inbox and click at the download link at the bottom of the email. Yes, the same link you used to download the earlier version. With the magic that is the interwebs, we have linked the new version of the Fracture FX Trail to your download link.

If you are downloading the Fracture FX Trail for the first time (or are downloading it from a different machine), fill in the application form and you will receive an email with directions to the latest version of Maya’s Demolition Solution.

Release notes can be found on our wiki.

Any questions, shoot us a mail. Break something while you are at it. 

Destructively yours, 

The Fracture FX Development 
“Control your sim. Final your shots.”

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We are delighted to announce that the world-famous VFX Studio The Mill has invested in a global site license of Fracture FX. Founded in 1990, The Mill has offices based in London, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago and is a global leader in delivering digital visual effects solutions to the advertising industry.

The deal consists of flexible global access to Fracture FX’s technology to help meet The Mill’s production needs. Having access to Fracture FX at all The Mill’s sites provides their team with a global, streamlined demolition workflow; while mitigating compatibility issues and maximizing simulation efficiency.

Fracture FX continues to work with The Mill as part of its support agreement to help enhance Fracture FX for The Mill’s specific project needs.

Counting a world-class studio like The Mill among our customers rewards and motivates the Fracture FX development team to continue to strive for perfection! We are looking forward to the controlled mayhem The Mill will produce with Fracture FX!

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We just released Fracture FX version 1.5.2, which now contains a build for Maya 2014!

Head on over to your user area to download the latest and greatest. The name of the file is: fracture-v1.5.2.zip
As always, you can find the release notes on the wiki.
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We are thrilled to announce that Luma Pictures has upgraded their existing seats of Fracture FX to a global site license. This move highlights Luma Pictures’ continued commitment to Fracture FX as integral part of their pipeline at their facilities in Santa Monica and Melbourne. 

Vince Cirelli, senior VFX supervisor and VP of production at Luma Pictures, explains further: "We explored multiple tools, and found that Fracture FX checked all the right boxes. We're excited to integrate it into our pipeline."

Founded in 2002, Luma has contributed to more than 80 films including such blockbusters as Iron Man 3, Oz: The Great and Powerful, The Avengers, Thor, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Luma has also worked with Joel and Ethan Coen on several films, including True Grit and Best Picture Academy Award winning No Country for Old Men.

All of us at Fracture FX take great pride in the fact that our software is being used extensively by the upper-echelon of feature film production. We can hardly wait to see what mind-blowing VFX Luma Pictures will produce next!

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Fracture FX is excited to welcome Absolute Post, ntropic and Spinifexgroup to our community of digital destruction and controlled mayhem. Last week, these 3 companies invested in licenses of Fracture FX - and as always, we are dedicated to providing them with art-directable simulations, efficient iterations, out-of-the-box usability and world-class customer care. 


Please read on to find out a bit more about our new clients.


Absolute is a post production house that creates hi-end visual effects for TV commercials, music videos, films and digital media. Absolute is a full-service transatlantic facility with London and New York offices running a 24/7 Flame and 3D service. 


With headquarters in Sydney and offices in Melbourne, Los Angeles, New York and Detroit, Spinifex works worldwide with agencies, event companies, museums, governments and corporate clients in a wide range of disciplines and an even wider range of media. Whether it’s international spectaculars, interactive media, museums, performance arts, retail or out of home media, our clients have come to rely on our creative expertise and innovative approach to provide solutions suited to their unique needs.

 

Ntropic is a visual studio with offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco focused on intelligent storytelling and brand communications through elegant and conceptual design, production, color and visual effects. 

 


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A FREE, fully-functional, unlimited trial version of Fracture FX is now available for download
Video tutorials on how to download and install the trial can be found here.