Hello everyone and welcome to my growing flowers tutorial!! In this tutorial I will show you how to create growing flowers from surface; the flowers will gradually randomly grow up and will retain their original status when they reach to growing limit. Hope you have noticed this type of effect in the movie Mummy Returns where trees grown in the desert.
This tutorial is pretty interesting dealing with Maya Visor, personally I like this kind of effects. Ok let get started.
Step 1:Fire up Maya make new fresh scene, and then create a poly plane with the dimensions in the picture below or what ever you like, then use sculpting tool to give the plane terrain looking shape.
Step 2:Then create a spot light with the same parameters in the picture below.
Note: I have used Quadratic in Decay rate because Quadratic has the soft edges while casting shadows.
Step 3:Hold down the (H) key from your keyboard then left click you will see pop up menus choose (Rendering).
Step 4:First select the plane and then go to (Paint Effects>>Make Paintable) now your surface is paintable and we can use any kind of paint FX.
Step 5: Now go to (Window>> General Editors>> Visor) like the picture below