Here's small "making of" the project I worked on with Marcus Eriksson http://marcuseriksson.net/. Client wanted to show his new baseball glove model like the old one is exploding and new one appears. I had to model old glove in 3d so we can later make it explode into pieces :). Here is explosion animation from which client choose frames and they were then put together by Marcus with his photograph of new glove. I also did stadium model that is barely showing in the background. Software used: 3dsmax, vray, zbrush, adobe photoshop.
Here is low old glove model (high poly and low poly):
I created separate piece for bottom part
And exploding part also was separate model cut with Slice Plane into pieces
And both pieces together
For explosion simulation I used few standard 3dsmax PBombs and Wind. For glove itself I used Cloth modifier
Here is preview of the explosion in slowmotion