Making Vines around a gate

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  05 May 2009
Question Making Vines around a gate

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 May 2009
I saw you mentioned Ivy Generator but have you tried the Max plugin based on it?
  05 May 2009
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 May 2009
That would basically be the Deform by Curve Deformer
  05 May 2009
There's also the Everything's Vine Script found here in teh Forums. This is the latest version I found.
  05 May 2009
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 May 2009
Just to add to your confusion, you have this:
  05 May 2009
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