LC #42 Pipers Alley

View Full Version : Making Vines around a gate

05-12-2009, 10:19 AM
Guys, have a look at this image:

How would you try to make those vines? I know the first thing that comes to mind is IvyGenetaror. But after a closer look, the stem generated by IvyGenerator is not smooth. It progresses in a zigzag shape. Also, here many vine stems are entangled with each other.

How would you try to make such a thing? Advise me something please. I chiefly use XSI, but have a decent working knowledge of Max, Maya and Modo as well.

05-12-2009, 10:29 AM
I saw you mentioned Ivy Generator but have you tried the Max plugin based on it?

05-12-2009, 01:27 PM
i'd go with splines. just model a straight piece of vine and let it follow the path with the path deform modifier.
no clue what would be the equivalent in xsi though.


05-12-2009, 02:02 PM
That would basically be the Deform by Curve Deformer :)

05-12-2009, 02:07 PM
There's also the Everything's Vine Script found here in teh Forums. This ( is the latest version I found.

05-12-2009, 02:11 PM
Thanks for all your generous responses :)

But there are so many of them! And no two are exactly identical. How do I randomize them so conveniently?

Using XSI is not a must. I can use those other softwares as well.

05-12-2009, 08:48 PM
Just to add to your confusion, you have this:

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