FractureFX

Control your sim. Final your shots.




Fracture FX is a production-proven, cross-platform demolition solution for Autodesk Maya. Fracture FX's 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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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.

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 On April 13 and 14, we will be doing server/site maintenance, resulting in the site going offline from time to time.

BREAKING NEWS!!

09 Apr 2013
Posted by ed

A FREE, fully-functional, unlimited trial version of Fracture FX is now available for download exclusively to our Facebook Fans! Like our Facebook page for more info!

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Fracture FX's Spring 2013 Client Reel features work from clients like Method Studios, The Mill, Stargate Studios, Prime Focus, Zoic StudiosIn the past few months, Fracture was used on feature films like Dredd 3D, Snowwhite and the huntsmen, Wrath of the titans and 30 minutes or less; TV series like NBC's Heroes; and high-end commercials for Range Roover, Bacardi and American Idol. 

(Music by The Glitch Mob)
Clic on the video's title to enjoy the reel in HD on vimeo!

Fracture FX Client Reel (Spring 2013) from PyratFX on Vimeo.

All rights belong to their respective owners. All footage shown here has been released to us by the VFX company and the production company.

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Fracture has 4 clustering methods:

1. Painting clusters with artisan tools
2. Manually selecting fragments
3. Using volumes/meshes
4. Using voronoi cells

This tutorial covers the first method. It also covers some events and filters designed to give you ultimate control on how and when to break/separate clusters.

Clustering: painting clusters with colors from PyratFX on Vimeo.

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As active VFX professionals, we at Fracture FX are in full support of https://www.facebook.com/VfxSolidarityIntl and #vfxprotest. Our green screen logo represents a solidarity with an ailing VFX industry.

-- FractureFX Development Team