Pulldownit is a dynamics solver which allows for the creation of fractures as well as massive rigid bodies simulations. By using its technology digital artists are able to simulate fast and easily the collapse of buildings, cracking surfaces or fracturing any kind of brittle material.
Shatter It!, Voronoi-based pre-cutting
Shatter It! is a pre-cutting tool that is able to generate jaggy fragments, much more realistic than classic polygonal fragments. It is Voronoi-based because this scheme has showed to be the best mathematical pattern for brittle fracture. This tool's technology allows you to pre-cut a 3D model into hundred of shards in seconds; in addition, the fragments generated plug easily in the Pulldownit solver to perform simulation in a fast and stable way.
Built-in Dynamics and Fracture solver
The technology of fracture inside Pulldownit allows you to fracture any kind of brittle material like stone, glass or stucco. By using it, digital artists are able to simulate the collapse of structures or terrain cracking in minutes. Easy setup and powerful stress tools allow for control in the creation of cracks and drive the simulation to the desired end.
Pulldownit is currently integrated in Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya. It catches the geometry from the viewports and computes the final result as animation keys. It allows you to reset the simulation and start again as many as needed. You can also tweak parameters and resume simulation at any frame. In addition, animated objects and characters are able to interact with the simulated ones.
Version: 5.0 for 3ds Max
Release date: 10/18/2021
- PDI Fractures solver 2x faster
- PDI Fracture solver gets more debris in areas nearby impact objects
- New Extent parameter for Shatter it tool
- New ability to exclude part of the curve in Shatter it Draft Mode
- New bounded behaviour for crackers
- New ability to reverse Cracker direction
- Create Fracture body 2x faster
- Creating and modifying clusters is now an almost instant operation
- Stresses view "break at frame" clusters are displayed in green color
- Jagginess applies by default to broken fragments only
- Fixed force fields can break completely clusters regardless of its hardness
- Fixed crackers trigger "activate at first hit" fbodies event
- Fixed shatter points cannot be completely squeezed over borders
- Fixed several force fields affecting a fbody at once are computed incorrectly
- Fixed cluster out stresses arent broken by fields
- Fixed fbodies break threshold dependance on force fields strenght
- Prevent shatter spline from be moved when in shatter preview mode
- Fixed force fields activate first hit rigid bodies
- Fixed fbody "set all values to default" spoil initial state if bake keys is off
- Fixed pdi rigid body "delete selected" update viewport only after closing window
- Fixed static fragments doesnt propagate stress
- Fixed low mass impact objects never trigger fracture despite its velocity
- Fixed increasing fracture hardness has little effect in how the object breaks
- Fixed path based shatter make plugin crash with some concave models
- Fixed single fragments still selected after create a cluster
- Fixed "anim to dyn" works weirdly when object pivot doesnt match its mass center
- Fixed new cluster isnt highligted after creation
- Product Identifiers -MPN: Pulldownit Pro 5.x for 3ds Max (annual)
- Product Specifications -
- Microsoft Windows 64 bits all versions (Win 7, Win 8, Win 10)
- Apple MAC OS X 10.9 or later
- LINUX (only some distributions of this OS are available)
- Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya
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