This script give easy way to control paint effects growing tubes type of animation
Simple example what you can do
And this is little inspiration, this wasn't done with my script but it could and this is really counts :)
v1.2.2 I fixed GUI and now it work with maya 2011 and older versions of maya and MAcOSX
v1.2 maya 2011 compability, more compact UI, grouping of new nodes to keep scene clean, convert to poly button
1. copy script to C:\Users\//your user name//\Documents\maya\2009-x64\scripts
copy destro_pfxShelf.bmp and destro_pfxlogo.bmp to C:\Users\//your user name//\Documents\maya\2009-x64\prefs\icons
2. Restart Maya.
3. Type the following code into the Script Editor.
and add to shelf by mmb draging on shef, add shelf icon and you ready to go!
And here is videotutorial how to use it