Fracture animation Rollout

The Fracture animation rollout contains parameters which allow you to control how fracture patterns (patterns generated in radial/texmap fracture modes) are animated.

  • Grow %: controls the growth of a fracture pattern, outwards from the center of a given fracture plane.

  • Branch offset: controls how much to offset the growth of a given pattern branch, randomly.

Pattern branches are continuous groups of pattern sub-segments. For example, in a radial fracture pattern, each radial line is considered a branch. When “branch offset” is set to a value greater than 0, the growth of each branch will be offset/randomized by the specified amount.

Distance mode

  • Distance along branch: branches will grow relative to the distance of each sub-segment along the branch.

  • Distance to center: branches will grow relative to their distance from the center of the fracture pattern.

  • Variation %: the per-particle percentage of variation to apply.


  • Seed: the seed value for all varied parameters.