Building Explosion

Three big explosions rip an LA skyscaper apart.

For this project a full rigid body approach was used.

RIGID BODY dynamics

Simulation steps:

  • main RBD sim
  • further fragmentation for bigger pieces
  • main glass fragmentation
  • roughness details on broken edges

Explosions simulations

Explosion passes:

  • debris fire bursts
  • explosion plumes
  • dust trails
  • fire inside the building
  • smoke column
  • window dust


Secondary passes:

  • smaller debris
  • glass shards
  • sparks
  • floating debris
  • additional dust


Rendered passes:

  • beauty pass
  • fire global illumination
  • reflections
  • digital matte painting for destruction aftermath and scorchmarks