Recipe 15 - Cracks & Shatters

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What You Will Learn

You will learn how to make a crack appear in any object. As the cracks progress, they will cause a shatter effect. You will learn that taking pictures while drawing cracks a little bit at a time, will produce an animation of a crack evolving to a shatter.

Why Is This Important?

This technique can be used for many things. Making rivers appear on maps, seeing a signature write itself, or, in this case, creating animated cracks and shatters on an egg. 
Cartoons and animation tend to have a lot of impacts and slapstick animated bits where teeth crack, bricks shatter, windows break, and earthquakes shake.