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.