Aug 09 2013


Paint effects – grass

here’s a cool quick tutorial Calvin found:
http://cg.tutsplus.com/tutorials/autodesk-maya/animating-grass-and-flowers-using-paint-effects-in-maya/

Quick example after the break: 

Questions:
– How can we make the grass appear to grow? (could we just scale it’s Y? is it that simple?)

Later:
Warren: took some notes on tweaks we could apply
– Turning on an obscure Normals accordian makes the grass appear to lay down. Couple this with some keys that change the 2 green colors to browns, and we have a “dying in the fall” effect.
– Also, there’s an obscure Branch attribute accordion which can make them kind of half shrink… but isn’t ideal for a true “growth from scratch” effect).
I’ll come back and post more direct directions for these : maybe

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