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Xfrog 5.3 for Maya

Xfrog 5.3 for Maya

Price: $249.50 USD


Xfrog 5.3 for Maya

Xfrog 5.3 is a procedural organic 3D modeller that allows you to create and animate 3d trees, flowers, nature based special effects or architectural forms. Xfrog enables even the most casual user with the powerful ability to create and animate organic models.

Take the Feature Tour to see what Xfrog 5.3 for Maya can do for you:

Feature Tour

What's New in Xfrog 5 for Maya

Xfrog instances individual components using multiplication objects such as Branch, Phyllotaxis, Hydra, and Variation. Now in Xfrog 5, the resulting child instances are individually editable.

When using Phyllotaxis to create a flower, the petals are child instances resulting in a very good petal multiplication arrangements using Natural Rules (based around a sphere using golden mean). Xfrog 5 for Maya now offers the ability to edit each individual petal. The same goes for Branches: as always, Xfrog 5 makes extremely natural looking tree branching, but now each branch spline can be edited individually, located in x,y,z coordinates. or affect any single part of any single branch. Individually editable instances are highly desirable for advanced modeling and is the main new feature set in Xfrog 5.

For detailed usage of Xfrog 5.3's new features, see the Xfrog 5 Reference Manual part 2.


How it Works

Xfrog 5.3 for Maya adds many new procedural Objects to MAYA.

By combining these with Maya components/objects you can create a wide variety of organic models and animations based on the building blocks of Nature.

These powerful Xfrog tools are added to your Maya modeling shelf :

Branch Object is for easily setting up elaborate multi-level branching structures with numerous parameters to give them a natural look.
The Phyllotaxis Object arranges other Objects on an abitrary surface of revolution, according to the rules of nature (golden section).
The Hydra Object arranges Objects in a circular pattern.
The Curvature Object creates Splines which can be used as a basis for naturally curved leafs or twigs.
The Variation Object allows you to use multiply different Objects with Branch, Phyllotaxis and Hydra.
The Tropism Object lets your spline-based objects bend towards an abitrary direction or position.
The Deviation Object is a simple way to add natural detail to your Branches, by deviating a Branch Object at the places where other Branches emerge.

All Xfrog Objects can be animated by varying their parameters: Growth, number of branches, strength of attraction, gravitropism, or phototropism, and each parameter of every Xfrog Object can be animated! With this flexibility, Xfrog 5.3 for Maya can animate things like blossoming flowers or trees growing from seed to adult.

With Xfrog 5.3, you are adding a formidable procedural organic modeling capabilities to Maya.


The Xfrog PC Reference Manual contains comprehensive information regarding the functionality of Xfrog 3.5 Full.
Xfrog for Maya Manual - Part 1 (8.4MB PDF)
Xfrog for Maya Manual - Part 2 (9MB PDF)