This was developed for a Makers music video, where over 800 vines needed to grow within several scenes. Instead of animating all those elements, I scripted XSI to grow the main vine stalk along a randomly-altered spline. Secondary shoots, thorns and attach animated leaves were added as the stalk grew. The stalk path was also randomly mutated from frame to frame to give it a time-lapse effect. Then I just reran the script a dozen times and rendered each result at 4K resolution.
One of my favorite experiments to make it into a job.
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