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Creating sparks/shreds or chips of metal
show user profile  Nolan

Im working on an animation of a tool that back spot faces a hole on a block of metal (essentially it cuts a big hole... on a block of metal.) but my boss really would like to see sparks and chips of metal flying off of the cutting surface as it cuts. Now Ive googled all around but cant seem to find a good tutorial as how to do this. Right now I am pre modeling the hole that is being cut. Then taking a block (same material) placing it over the hole and moving it back as the blade cuts it. Any help would be really appreciated. If you need anything feel free to ask!

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6/14/2011 8:30:46 PM (last edit: 6/14/2011 8:30:46 PM)
show user profile  owtdor
Look into particles

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6/14/2011 8:33:10 PM (last edit: 6/14/2011 8:33:10 PM)
show user profile  Nolan
Ok. What about how I am handling the actual cutting. Am I doing that right? Because it looks kinda goofy to me...
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6/14/2011 8:48:32 PM (last edit: 6/14/2011 8:48:32 PM)
show user profile  Nolan
I rendered out a small part. Dont mind the crappy spot light

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6/14/2011 10:05:25 PM (last edit: 6/14/2011 10:05:55 PM)
show user profile  Reality Man
might help some:

might have to sign up to download/watch videos but it's free.

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6/15/2011 1:30:07 PM (last edit: 6/15/2011 1:30:07 PM)
show user profile  Nolan
Im looking more for chips/shreds of metal to come off. Dont know if there is a way to have a part be actually cut at in real time that doesn't take some advanced learning.
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6/20/2011 7:51:33 PM (last edit: 6/20/2011 7:51:33 PM)
show user profile  Nolan
Im trying to mess with wind and gravity with particle flows, but for the particles them selves i cant seem to size them correctly. It only offers me cubes but Im looking for something far thinner and longer. Am I overlooking something?
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6/20/2011 9:38:23 PM (last edit: 6/20/2011 9:38:23 PM)
show user profile  owtdor
Proxy objects will give you different shapes (F1)

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6/20/2011 11:18:03 PM (last edit: 6/20/2011 11:18:03 PM)
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