We titled the project The Weed, symbolic of how sexual violence in rural United States grows wild like weeds, quietly creeping into destructive infestations. No surprise, we needed a weed, and we incorporated Xfrog 5 for Maya into our workflow to generate growing vegetation. Despite a steep and sometimes frustrating learning curve, Xfrog has since blossomed into a new land of creativity with its infinite array of high-quality, custom vegetation.
Because Maya doesn’t provide vegetation generation or plant growth plug-ins natively, Xfrog is advertised as a program that quickly and efficiently allows the Maya user to create high-quality trees and plants with precise control over every aspect of form and appearance. More importantly to us was Xfrog’s ability to manipulate and animate growth.