Tutorial by: edstudios
Edstudios not only shows us how to create this amazing particle effect, but he creates a render engine built into After Effects that allows you to control the particles. Be sure to support him on Instagram and check out his work!
From the instructor:
In this motion graphics tutorial we use 3ds Max, After Effects, and Element 3D, to shatter an object, and create a fracture animation using the animation engine within Element3D. The rendering is done is real time within After Effects.