I am animating a fight between two characters and I ran into a scene where I wanted one of the character's weapons to shatter like glass when the other character slices it. I have used a few things that supposedly do this including the cell fracture add-on but it did never finishes they top part of the sword , but the methods I've found do not work with a sword such as a katana.
I'm hoping for a way to either make the cell fracture work or find another way to break the object like glass.
here is what happens when i try to use the cell fracture on the katana:
Here is the original katana in edit mode: