Creating some broken splinters using cell fracture addon is quite easy, but how do you create some realistic splinters that come from a broken wood?

Specifically, how to achieve this specific kind of thing in blender?

  • $\begingroup$ have you seen this tutorial ? What I would try to make it more realistic is to add more splinters, make them thinner and more scaled vertically, subdivide them in simple mode and use soft body physics to have them bend. May require quite some experimenting before getting a convincing result. $\endgroup$ – ChameleonScales Dec 6 '16 at 10:56
  • $\begingroup$ @Gamnamno, Yes I have checked out using the fracture addon and have checked out most of the tutorials on smashing and destructing. It turns out it uses some kind of voronoi algorithm that creates a bounding box around a mesh object and it applies it to the entire mesh, so once you hit apply it smashes the whole mesh and it gets convered into peices, hence one can't do further editing with it. $\endgroup$ – mathmaniage Dec 6 '16 at 11:37
  • $\begingroup$ any kind of suggestion would be helpful $\endgroup$ – mathmaniage Dec 6 '16 at 12:48
  • $\begingroup$ What kind of "further editing" are you talking about ? $\endgroup$ – ChameleonScales Dec 6 '16 at 15:33
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    $\begingroup$ ok, so since you're making a still, have you tried the lattice modifier ? $\endgroup$ – ChameleonScales Dec 13 '16 at 23:10

I have made this simple (but probably not perfect) wood splinter bending simulation with the blender fracture modifier.I used more and shorter splinters in the middle so the rubbery constraints let them atleast roughly look like bent longer splinters. The advantage of this being a modifier is you can just apply the mesh in the "bent" state and edit further if necessary. I also tried with a simple deform after fracture, but this did not look good at all...

The fracture modifier is a separate branch. Links to builds are here


or here (latest windows build): http://graphicall.org/1148

Will upload a blend if I can find the "BlendExchange" button again somewhere... so for now just a pasteall link...


wood splinter break


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