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Destructor, ...This script is definitely not a new concept here but one that I have used for several years. I feel it is by far better than the other particle-instance-geo-rebuild scripts around (for free at least).
This script will take an array of selected objects and instance them onto particles that have been plotted at each object pivot. When script is finished it may look like nothing has happened because it rebuilds the object to be destroyed, however select the particles and add some fields!
new for v2.0 makes the script use nParticles. Doing this allows for using faked self collisions which work pretty well to help fake the geometry colliding together.
Fixed the pathing issue. This should now just live in the /destructor folder. v2.0 was supposed to have fixed this however v2.1 should fix it now. Sorry for the confusion.
1. Have your object pre-shattered or broken apart. This script does not actually shatter up your mesh.
2. Select all of your objects and click the 'Add to List' button.
3. Go down and give the Instancer a name. You must do this.
4. Once that is setup properly the bottom button should be clickable.
5. Click it, and the script will draw particles on the pivots of all of your objects in the list and instance them back on.
6. Create some fields on the new particles that are being instanced and watch them simulate.
To install just unzip place the /destructor folder in your scripts directory.
If you're unsure of where the scripts folder it is looking for is located you
can run this MEL command in the Script Editor to find out.
Place this command on your shelf to source it and it should automatically run.
email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, thoughts or ideas on how to improve.
IF YOU ARE RECEIVING AN ERROR THEN YOU HAVE MOVED THE SCRIPTS. use this command in the script editor. ... internalVar -usd ... unzip the archive to this folder and leave them where they are, do not copy/move them out. Then try sourcing again.