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Another look at using elements from Softimage ICE to drive features in Autodesk Maya, Nika Ragua demonstrates how you can drive Maya Paint effects using strands from Softimage ICE.

Driving Maya Paint Effects with Softimage ICE strands

In a previous tutorial, Nika showed the creation of a volcanic eruption effect using ICE particles that drove a Maya Fluids simulation. As an extension of that, Nika creates vines that animate growing on the trunk of a tree using Softimage ICE strands to build the motion.