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.

Demo's coming shortly....

Another exciting WIP from Ray Kristianto!

fracture fx r3394 - car crash test03 from ray kristianto on Vimeo.

We wanted to share this awesome FX-rig Sylvain Riou set up with SOuP and Fracture

 

impactRig_V0.2 from Sylvain Riou on Vimeo.

Ray Kristianto, one of our esteemed beta-testers, has been working on some impressive sims. We can't wait to see more!

 

fracture fx r3394 | skyscraper - v02 - 19000 shards. from ray kristianto on Vimeo.

fracture fx r3394 | skyscraper - v01 from ray kristianto on Vimeo.

Ludo Rami is putting Fracture thru its paces with some nice shatter studies of a light bulb 

light bulb studies_wip3 wire | r3394 | ludorami from Fracture on Vimeo.

Fracture now supports deforming surfaces (like characters, or any mesh with a deformer on). Sylvain Riou from http://www.3dsr.fr/ made the following tests illustrating this new feature:

FractureFx_Test_03_DeformGeometry_04_ from Sylvain Riou on Vimeo.

 

FractureFx_Test_03_DeformGeometry_02 from Sylvain Riou on Vimeo.

A while back the guys at PullDownIt posted a video showing PDI fracturing a high density mesh: http://vimeo.com/14782250. I timed the fracturing process and it takes PDI 1min 11secs to fracture the head and 1min13 secs to fracture the body.

I made a quick comparative test using Fracture in which I use a mesh that has close to 70K faces  (i.e. almost double of what PDI used for their test) and with 100 num points it fractures in 8 seconds on my out-dated laptop.
In an industry where quick iterations are key, I think we can all agree that  fracturing speed and proceduralism are vital features.

EDIT: i just did the same test on a 8proc, 24gig RAM machine and the same test takes 3 seconds.(Note however that the breaking code is not multi-threaded yet, so amount of cores is irrelevant in this test)

Key Features: fracture speed on hi-poly mesh from Fracture on Vimeo.