Motion Artist Mario Brajdich shares a look into using Cinema 4D’s Hair Module for creating an animation of a growing tree. The Hair system in C4D is perfect for this type of rig, as it lends itself well to to a blending of dynamics, and control.
…create a growing tree using only the Hair Module
Mario shows how you can use the Hair Module to set up the tree and all of its branches, then shows how to solve hierarchy issues that may crop up when using hair in C4D. Mario build out a little animation and a scene for the growing tree, and will composite the whole thing in the second (to come) episode for the tutorial series.
You can download the project files to tear into, or tear apart, Visit Mario at Elements Design for the download.