Explosion Acceleration

SlogistikaSlogistika Website User Posts: 4


I want to create an explosion very similar to this one using the Particle Simulator:

But I'm struggling to find a way to make the particles accelerate from the centre and outwards at such an incredible speed. Does anyone know how?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  • RobinRobin Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 1,671 Enthusiast

    Stepping through this video frame by frame shows that you can't actually see the particles accelerating out from the center - they basically just appear. I think you'll go best by mirroring this, make the particles travel at normal speed, find the point where it looks like it just exploded and use the timeshift option to make that the first visible frame of the simulation.

  • Aladdin4dAladdin4d Moderator Website User, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 2,509 Enthusiast

    High explosives detonate with extremely high velocities so even with a high speed camera like a Phantom Flex to capture the explosion things just seem to appear.

  • SlogistikaSlogistika Website User Posts: 4

    Thanks for the help.

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