Creating and simulation destruction can be so much fun. It can also get pretty frustrating if you don’t have the right tools. If you are creating destruction effects in Maya, you have a few choices.

Maya has some native tools for handling destruction FX, and there are also some great third party plugins that will allow you to work more effectively. One of those tools is Fracture FX.

Here, Demolition expert Iskander Mellakh walks through creating a meteor impact and road destruction effects shot.

This is a 4 part tutorial, with part one covering the simulation overview, and how to initially set up the scene. Part two has a look at painting localized fractures with Fracture FX, and walks through the plugin’s events tab.

In this Destruction in Production tutorial series, Demolition expert Iskander Mellakh walks thought the creation of a destruction shot from scratch. Iskander shows how to set up a meteor impact and road destruction effects using Fracture FX and Maya.

Fracture FX is a cross-platform demolition solution for Autodesk Maya that uses procedural, event-driven workflow. This allows users to take complete control of a destruction simulation and even art direct shots.