An Artist's Guide to All Deformers: The Explosion FX Deformer

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Instructor Edna Kruger

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Learn how to use the Explosion FX deformer!

This video shows how to blow up a soda can with the Explosion FX deformer. The polygon structure determines how the can will break apart so you can use the Plane tool to cut random edges to make shards. Then animate the explosion’s Time, and set its Strength, Blast Range, and Direction. Lowering Blast Time creates a slow-motion effect. Clusters are defined by their Thickness, Density, and Type, which is the size of the polygon chunks. Zero gravity and slow Rotation Speed help to add to the slow-motion look.