“Destroying LA for “2012”” by Zafar, Stephens, Larsson, Sakaguchi, Clive, et al. …


    For the movie “2012”, Digital Domain was tasked with destroying its home city of Los Angeles… digitally. The destruction effects would be seen up close, and there had to be a lot of it. The solution involved turning to geometric fracturing tools, and rigid body dynamics (RBD) simulations. However, this sequence was going to require two orders of magnitude more detail than we had accomplished before.

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