I have a project that features a before and after of a website design, and I would like to create an appealing text intro. Ideally the text would be 3d ray traced text, and I would like the "BEFORE" to have an eroded, almost crumbled look. In contrast the "AFTER" would have a much cleaner look. Any thoughts on how to create this eroded effect, maybe where peices are actually falling off of the text? Thanks guys.
Heres a tutorial on a technique you might be able to alter to achieve your crmbling text look without a 3D program.
There is no fracturing tool in any Cinema 4D version. You will have to buy plug-ins for that. And erosion would require at least some displacement trickery, which you don't get in C4D Lite, either.
Thanks for all the advice guys. Has anyone ever seen the intro sequence to the "Art of Flight" documentary? That is more or less where the inspiration came from, and I've always been curious as to the execution @ :14 seconds with the asteroid collision...
In case anyone was wondering...
Being a C4D newbie I could be wrong, but I think there is a difference between the Fragment plugins that subdivides a polygonal object into pieces and the Fracture object that allows C4D to interact with those separate pieces.
You get some of the MoGraph tools with Cinema 4D Lite, including the Fracture object.
It's not what people usually mean by a "fracturing tool" as in producing genuine shards, splinters or other debris. It merely operates on polygons as do the Explosion and Explosion FX deformers. Not saying that this can't look okay, but it's too limited in terms of the looks one can create and the level of control one can achieve. A more appropriate tool for C4D would be Trausi and the other products in this line, but Mr. Daigon has of course a point - there's such a tool in Blender.