A quick breakdown of an explosion made in 3ds Max and After Effects. We had to shoot a movie for a school project and we decided to blow stuff up just to make it more interesting. You can watch the whole video here

Breakdown :

Simulating flying debris using RayFire:bts_debris

Simulating explosion and smoke using FumeFX:ss (2013-10-28 at 08.03.09)

Adding the explosion, smoke and debris to footage:ss (2013-10-28 at 09.06.37)

Color grading, camera shake/blur and final touch ups:ss (2013-10-28 at 08.36.22)

We also shot some aerial footage with a quadcopter to have another angle of the explosion to add credibility to the scene.Flyby explosion (0-00-01-10)