I want to share this test I did using MOPS in the houdini. In this test I used the Mops Explode, Mops Spread Falloff Mops Transform Modifier and Mops Remap Falloff. There is also 3 mantra ROP renders that I used to compositing this scene (spaceship main, Spaceship Unfold and spaceship mask.
the hip file is available for download, you need to have MOPS installed, and the download does not include caches.
The hip file contains a different model because of copyright.