Please forgive me if I missed a thread that has discussed this; I really only conducted cursory searches.
How would I go about creating a several second animation where a fighter jet fires a missile at another fighter jet, causing it to explode, using only one camera?
I assume I would use IPO curves to move the two fighter jets, and then at a certain point, have the missile diverge from the first fighter jet, again using IPO curves. However, how would I get the second fighter jet to explode and disappear once the missile hits it?
Should I render separate stages and use the VSE to make a single animation?