Growing branches from a tree trunk.
OK. I asked this question over a year ago and got some great help and suggestions but nothing that was was easier (for me) to do in Lightwave using the Fertilizer or Smartmorph plugins. However both these plugins are currently not 64 bit, so I am having another look at Messiah.
Messiah is all about animation so you would think growing anything be it a blade of grass or complex tree would be a basic effect in Messiah. Of course it probably is, I simply do know the program well enough.