compositingCreate a Shattered Glass Title Animation

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Tags - Particles
Software:
  • Blender 2.53
Discover How To:
  • Slow down time by tweaking particle settings
  • Use force fields to give your particles an extra 'kick'
  • Create thousands of shards of glass in one fell swoop
Software:
  • Blender 2.53
Discover How To:
  • Slow down time by tweaking particle settings
  • Use force fields to give your particles an extra 'kick'
  • Create thousands of shards of glass in one fell swoop

If you’ve spent anytime watching television, you’ve probably seen at least one commercial or trailer showing slow motion shattered glass. And if you’re like me you’ve probably obsessed over this effect and let it play in your head on repeat until the wee hours of the morning instead of sleeping.

It’s an effect that’s always been on my ‘to-do’ list, but never reached my ‘actually doing’ list until now.

Finished Result

Download the Starter .blend file Download the Finished .blend

Chapter marks

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  • 2:50 – Part 1: Text and Particles
  • 18:07 – Part 2: Lighting
  • 19:45 – Part 3: Materials
  • 21:33 – Part 4: Compositing

The first person to replicate the van scene from Inception gets a beer! :

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you create something cool with it, show it off in the comment section!

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