Procedural Breaking 2D Objects
Planar objects can break in a procedural way (as a later addition, some degree of curvature is also allowed). This can any object that has a planar surface,i.e. mirror, ice plate, table top, wooden wall. Note, however, that the fracturing will work best for brittle "glass-like" materials, and might look unnatural for wood, for instance.
currently only glass material is set up for procedural breaking - but a new material can be created easily.
window.max - sample window file
window.mtl: material file - to be reviewed in Sandbox
General Setup in 3d applications
* procedurally breaking glass needs to be planar or "slightly" curved (see the engine section for more details).
- assign a material with Cryshader to the polygons; enable physics with "Default"
More technical information can be found in the CryENGINE® section: CryPhysicsBrokenObject
Setup in Sandbox
* the surface type needs to be set to mat_glass
- it's possible to swap the texture of a glass object after the first procedural break (for that a submaterial that follows the one assigned to the object must have the word "broken" in its name).
- Geom Entities, Basic Entities or Brushes can contain elements with procedural 2D breaking
* turn on "p_draw helpers" in console to see the physikalized geometry.