David Mattock shows how you can animate a car busting through a wall in Maya.
Dynamics are great fun. Check out this new tutorial from David Mattock, who runs the Animator Artist Life channel on Youtube.
Mattock’s doing a three-part mini-series on shattering, fracture, break, smash, and exploding things in Autodesk Maya. The latest installment shows how to animate a car crashing through a wall using Bullet Dynamics.
The first video covered the basic settings and different types of shatter effects you can get inside Maya.
“Now it’s on to the fun stuff!… Animate a car smashing through a wall in Maya with bullet dynamics!”
The new tutorial covers rigid and passive bodies, rigid body sets, how to set the correct gravity, and the real-world physics settings to make our broken wall pieces fly to the camera and beyond.
“In the next lesson video, we will create an animation of an out-of-control airplane smashing into a bridge with multiple destructions.” Mattock says.