Windmill Palm Tree with full animation control 3D Model

A stylized Windmill Palm tree rig - this has easy to use animation controls and deformers - this one tree can be shaped into countless variations of itself for populating an organic environment. Originally designed for a flash production it is shaded and ready to render.

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Apr 06, 2010 / Apr 06, 2010


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Windmill, palm, tree, animatable, control, frond, coconut

Materials: yes
Textures: no
Animated: yes
Rigged: yes
Includes Normal Map: no
Geometry: Polygonal
Polygons: 280
Vertices: 5300
Detail Level: medium
Avg Texture Res: 512


Maya Embedded Language (.mel) - v8.5, Maya (.ma, .mb) - v8.5

This is a Windmill palm modelled after similar trees found on the west coast of North America. 

Use many instanced rigs to populate a scene with intuitive animation and deformation controls.  You can control the length, bend angle and twist of the tree, the length, bend angle and twist of each frond, and you have full control over all "frondlings".  The animation controls are on a switch so you can work inward from the main controls and turn on the detail controls only when you need them.   The controls are very easy to use - deformers are consolidated into the move and rotate channels, with a few explanatory extras in the channel box.  The whole rig is can be positioned by tapping UP from any of the main controllers to the "Palm Mover" Group

Also included is the "Windmill Palm Anim" file as an example of motion in a gentle breeze - the file is a 48 frame cycle and you can watch the video via the youtube link on this page.

Designed for maximum usability the shading consists of self-shade colours.  You can make adjustments to the shaders but no irregular shading is required, ready to render by Maya software or mental ray.

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