My role in this project was simulation of zeppelin explosion. It was meant to be animated newspaper sorry teller element heavy stylized to blown up whites old film/newspaper photo. I have decided to simulate it in ThinkingParticles under 3DS Max. Due to time frame we had for this shot (I was not compositing it, only gave a Nuke compositing guideline setup for comping the simulation elements). I have decided not to make a cloth sim of zeppelin’s exterior thatch (thou when I was making breakdown of that shot I have regretted it – voronoi just doesn’t look good in those angles ;).
So the main concept was that bomb that drops causes the chain reaction of explosions happening below the zeppelin (bombs, ammunition, etc.) and it tears it’s massive body apart.