Cell Fracture add On in Blender 2.67 (3d animation)

http://www.picocent.com/fun_page.php?fid=videos&v=xWIxOenYPYo Here is the Cell Fracture Video tutorial I followed…

Most Basic Instructions on how to use the Cell Fracture add On in Blender 3d animation software…(if in doubt watch the linked video)…

Ok:

Open Blender, go to File, User preferences, Type in “Cell” in Search, Click checkbox on Cell Fracture add On when it comes up…

Take the default cube & flatten it out to make a thin plane…(apparently the cube works better than a real plane for collisions)…

Change your mode to Blender Game…

Add a Sphere, smooth…In Physics change the sphere to Rigid Body…Give the Sphere 2 materials…

On the far left, look for the Cell Fracture button…Click on it…

In the box that pops up, change the Material to 1…(this makes your second material be the inside colour of your sphere when it breaks)…

Unclick the next Layer box…(next layer means the sphere will reappear inside after shattering)…

Click OK…Now the cell fracture thingy starts working, just wait until it is all done…

When done, you can grab the original sphere away from the pre-fractured sphere & move it off to one side…Press M to move it to a different layer…This leaves you with your ready to fracture sphere…

Press P…This causes the animation to go-you will see the sphere fall & shatter into pieces…

To record your animation, go to Game & click Record Animation…Press P again…This will record keyframes…

Now when you press play in your timeline, the animation shows up…

Notes:In the first image I just used regular materials…In the second image I went into Cycles render mode & used Glass as the two materials for the sphere…The cube too (as the plane) was glass…

Also: When rendering just the image, I increased the Samples (Sampling) in render choices to 40…When you increase the samples it takes much longer to render an image, but it does look cooler…

P.S. I am pretty new at learning Blender 3d animation…But I am recording my learnings here so that I can refer back to previous lessons if I need to, but also to maybe help others along the way, as others have helped me…

crash glasses

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