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Procedural Mesh Fracture
Procedural Mesh Fracture is a technique utilized in Blender to create realistic breaking and shattering effects on 3D objects. This technique allows for the automatic generation of fractures on meshes based on specific properties and parameters set by the user. By applying procedural algorithms, the mesh is divided into smaller pieces, simulating the physical behavior of shattered objects.
It enables artists to create dynamic and convincing destruction scenes without the need for manual modeling or pre-fracturing the mesh. This powerful feature in Blender allows for the creation of visually stunning effects, such as shattered glass, crumbling buildings, or exploding objects, adding a new level of realism and excitement to animations and visual effects projects.
Features of Procedural Mesh Fracture
- Automatic Fracture Generation: The technique automatically generates fractures on the mesh based on user-defined parameters, eliminating the need for manual modeling or pre-fracturing.
- Customizable Fracture Properties: Users can specify various fracture properties, such as fracture patterns, fracture energy, randomness, and separation distance. This flexibility allows for the creation of different types of fractures, ranging from small cracks to large-scale destruction.
- Realistic Physics Simulation: Procedural Mesh Fracture incorporates physics-based simulations to accurately replicate how fractured objects behave. It simulates the physical forces and interactions between fractured pieces, resulting in convincing and realistic visual effects.
- Interactive Fracture Editing: Users can interactively edit and refine fractures by adding or removing fracture lines, adjusting fracture patterns, or merging fractured pieces. This feature provides more control and creativity during the fracture creation process.
- Multiple Fracture Types: Blender’s Procedural Mesh Fracture supports various fracture types, including Voronoi-based fracturing, cell fracturing, and boolean-based fracturing. Each fracture type offers unique qualities and effects that can be utilized in different scenarios.
- Non-Destructive Workflow: Procedural Mesh Fracture allows users to experiment and iterate on their fracture effects without permanently modifying the original mesh. This non-destructive workflow makes it easier to refine and adjust fracture settings as needed.
Procedural Mesh Fracture System requirements
- 64-bit dual-core 2Ghz CPU with SSE2 support
- 4 GB RAM
- 1280 × 768 screen
- Mouse, touchpad or pen + tablet
- Graphics card with 1 GB RAM, OpenGL 3.3
- Blender version 2.8, 2.81, 2.82, 2.83, 2.9, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
Procedural Mesh Fracture Free Download
Procedural Mesh Fracture v1.0 (Blender)
How to install Procedural Mesh Fracture
- Install Blender First
- Open the software, click Edit (EDIT) → Preference → Plug-in (Aadd-ONS) → Install
- Restart Blender, you can see the installed plug -in in the file → user settings → plug -in