How to Grow Ivy Using PaintFX in Maya

Carlos Alvarez Velazquez shows how to grow ivy in animation using Paint FX and Vray in Maya.

While Paint Effects in Maya is a bit old-fashioned in the sense that there have been very few changes to the Artisan engine over the years, it is still a great workflow tool for a lot of things. If you ever need to create vegetation in a pinch, there is nothing more quick and straightforward than Paint FX.

Grow Ivy, Vines, and More.

A new tutorial from Carlos Alvarez Velazquez shows how you can work with Paint FX in Maya to grow ivy over time, realistically. The tutorial covers a parametric method to create the ivy that is great for vines and other plants too. Carlos uses Vray to render animation and shows a workflow to make paint effects compatible with VRay NEXT.

Carlos Alvarez Velazquez often creates in-depth and highly detailed tutorials — Have a look at his breakdown of what is new with V-Ray Next.