Page MenuHomeFeedback Tracker

Buildings too visible during destruction
Assigned, NormalPublic


When a large building is damaged by an explosion, parts of the building are often visible during the process, and are seen to "jump" from intact to ruined.


Legacy ID
Steps To Reproduce

Blow up a large building, such as the control tower, observe the parts of the building that are not obscured by the explosion.

Additional Information

This could be helped substantially by buildings generating a cloud of dust when they collapse, obscuring the model switch.

This Youtube video (not mine, actually about another bug) shows the issue, with a hanger being damaged in the first few seconds:

Event Timeline

BCMM edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Mar 11 2013, 10:57 AM
BCMM edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
BCMM set Category to Particles.
BCMM set Reproducibility to Always.
BCMM set Severity to Tweak.
BCMM set Resolution to Open.
BCMM set Legacy ID to 2633051769.May 7 2016, 12:16 PM

Another posibility would be to create animations for the destruction which would be even better.

Thales added a subscriber: Thales.May 7 2016, 12:16 PM
Thales added a comment.May 7 2013, 1:31 PM

This issue was processed by our team and will be looked into. We thank you for your feedback.

Please keep the issue monitored to see when it is fixed.

Two ways to fix this:

1.) Enlarge the dust/smoke effects that occur when a building collapses (and have them stay around longer as well).
2.) Have actual dynamic building destruction, based on a physics-engine.