**Tutorial out of date. A new, improved version of MASH is now shipping with Maya 2016 Extension 2**
The Breakout Utility is an incredibly powerful tool which allows you to hook up any animatable attributes and drive them using a MASH network. We use the bend deformer as an example here but this could apply, for example, to an extrusion, the width of a bevel, the number of subdivisions of an object, colour, etc., etc..
Made with MASH 3.2 (coming soon, works in 3.1)