3D Text shatter – Title Sequence Animation

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

 

The 3d text model was fractured using the shatter plus plugin for Maya (it only works in 32-bit). Then I wrote some python to animate the pieces to fly inwards and come back together. Final Composite in After Effects. I also used trapcode form at the end.

Tools Used:
Maya, After Effects

I had some requests for the script that I used to create the animation for the pre-fractured pieces. Here is the python code to do this in Maya. Copy and paste this into the script editor:

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import maya.cmds as cmds
import random
 
foo = cmds.ls ('polySurface*')
print (foo)
 
 
for i in foo:
 
	xRand = random.uniform(-50,50)
	yRand = random.uniform(-50,50)
	zRand = random.uniform(-50,50)
 
	cmds.xform(i, ws=True, r=True, t=(xRand  ,yRand  ,zRand ), ro=(xRand*10  , yRand*10  , zRand*10  ))
 
	cmds.setKeyframe (i, t='1.0')
 
 
for i in foo:
 
	xRand = random.uniform(-10,10)
	yRand = random.uniform(-10,10)
	zRand = random.uniform(-10,10)
 
	cmds.xform(i, ws=True, t=(0,0,0), ro=(xRand*5, yRand*5, zRand*5))
	cmds.setKeyframe (i, t='50.0')
 
for i in foo:
 
	cmds.xform(i, ws=True, ro=(0,0,0))
	cmds.setKeyframe (i, t='60.0')
}

2 Responses to “3D Text shatter – Title Sequence Animation”

  1. dinesh says:

    Hi there,

    I’m interested in knowing what python script you wrote to animate this ?

    Thanks.

  2. Hi Dinesh, I updated the post with the python code. I hope that helps.

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