Direction in Plant Animation

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Old 09 September 2006   #1
Direction in Plant Animation

Im wanting to simulate a stylized plant growing, growing fast, and then leaves and blossoms dramatically sprouting off giving the top part of the plant wieght and heaviness... Im trying to find out the best way to do this.. Wondering if anyone knows any programs or plugins that might already have a plant growing plugin that i could tweak. Other than that im guessing ill just basically loft most the stems to animate and try to make the leaves in layers, rendered separete to composite all together in After Effects... I could be over thinking the project a little, but thas why I post, hoping you guys will have some advice, thank all for your time. Have a good one.
Old 09 September 2006   #2
Well, it would help if you would tell us what program you use.If you use 3D Max, use particles.
Old 09 September 2006   #3
-Sorry bout that, preferably Max, but also comfortable with maya... I know Maya has its paint effects with plants and trees but not sure if I can animate them growing. Thanks.
Old 09 September 2006   #4
Yeah. Use particles then.
Old 10 October 2006   #5
there's a plugin for max called "grow", check it out

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Old 10 October 2006   #6
Smile Very helpful

Thanks alot Monica- .

Very helpful. Grow is a pretty cool/useful plugin.

Old 10 October 2006   #7
Glad you found it useful

It also make very cool stuff like "growing" buildings, a favourite for historical reconstructions in documentaries

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Old 10 October 2006   #8
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