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Breaking the Ice

We'll begin by defining some basic principles of reactor behavior. The first concerns the difference between a single object and many objects. Generally, a single cohesive object breaks apart differently than a group of separate objects that happen to be close to one another, just as a concrete wall breaks apart much differently than loose bricks stacked in the shape of a wall. In reactor, a single cohesive object destined to be broken apart is represented by a helper object called a fracture (Figure 16.3). This tool will be useful to you any time you need to shatter something, whether it's an eggshell, an ice cube, or an asteroid.

Figure 16.3. The Create Fracture button on the reactor toolbar creates a reactor fracture object.



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