An Ivy Generator by Thomas Luft
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by Rathan kumar.Muthyam
9 hours ago

Thanks for sharing and detailed production breakdown

i thought there wouldnt be anything better than akeytsu for creating easy animations. im happy if i am proven wrong.

Keith, I just wanted to stop by and say: Thank you.

An Ivy Generator by Thomas Luft
4 May, 2017
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Enriching your scene with vegetation is time-consuming, but there might be a faster way to do that. Thomas Luft has a nice free tool allowing a virtual ivy to grow in your scenes automatically. It is a fully procedural system that grows ivy from one single root following different forces: a primary growth direction (the weighted average of previous growth directions), a random influence, an adhesion force towards other objects, an up-vector imitating the phototropism of plants, and gravity.

A few months ago I was looking for a new sample scene to test watercolor renderings. I was thinking of something complex, filled with vegetation – like trees overgrown with ivy. Fortunately I was able to implement a procedural system so that the ivy would grow by itself. The result is a small tool allowing a virtual ivy to grow in your 3d world.

Thomas Luft

This project is not about imitating biological principles, but rather about a simple way to get a nice-looking result that adapts to an existing scene. The ivy generator imports and exports obj+mtl files.

And here is a nice tutorial by ThePolaroidMONKEY to get you started:

Below you can find precompiled versions for Win32, MacOS, and Linux including the source code of this project under the GNU General Public Licence:

Source: Thomas Luft
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Ayham Albizreh
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The Link does not work, can you fix it please.

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