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  09 September 2006
Direction in Plant Animation

Hi,
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.
-Tyler
 
  09 September 2006
Well, it would help if you would tell us what program you use.If you use 3D Max, use particles.
 
  09 September 2006
-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.
 
  09 September 2006
Yeah. Use particles then.
 
  10 October 2006
there's a plugin for max called "grow", check it out
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  10 October 2006
Smile Very helpful

Thanks alot Monica- .

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

-Tyler
 
  10 October 2006
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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