Once upon a time, there were only cumbersome methods to create animated Villi in Maya. You had the choice of using Paint FX, or Maya’s instancing tools. Both of those methods were not ideal. Since then, Maya has new motion graphics oriented tools in MASH, and MASH can be used to take the guesswork out of creating projects, such as animated Villi.
Even if you only have basic knowledge of Autodesk Maya, MASH is pretty easy to work with. MASH is essentially a set of procedural animation nodes that finally make it easy to create motion graphics elements in Maya, but it also has some other great uses in animation as well.
As an example, you can use the MASH tools to create animated villi. Here, Medical Illustrator and Animator, Emily McDougall shows just how quick and easy it can be using MASH.