View Full Version : How to chip away rock

02-22-2016, 04:42 PM
Consider this short animation: https://vimeo.com/156309934

Don't worry about the water movement and the audio, I just whipped something in there quickly. So, there would not be dead silence. I'm more interested in the flocking and instancing. I ran a little test to see if I could do it at all. It looks pretty cool for my first go around. Now, what I'm really interested in, though, is actually making chips of rock fly away to reveal the text that it hides underneath, kind of like how Mt. Rushmore was built. Is it just a matter of reversing the animation, or can I actually get the chips to fly away from the text, and then, have gravity do it's job to have the rock chips fall to a ground surface below into a mound?


02-23-2016, 07:26 PM
That is pretty cool Alan, you must have upgraded to LW2015. :)

02-23-2016, 08:13 PM
Yes sir, Tim! Sure did! Now, to figure out some of the things I have in my mind to accomplish. :D

02-23-2016, 11:21 PM
I did something similar to what you want inspired by Briphy tutorials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05GQm5ub7dE