Animated Vines

Does any one know of a way to make Vines that grow and get longer and move and twist like you want them .
like this scene in Elephants Dream
http://www.blender.org/cms/typo3temp/pics/36fe7b9b06.jpg
i have looked for several ways to do it , but not shure whats the best way.
aray Modifier , Lattice ?
Thanks

That scene uses curves, but in a fairly sophisticated way. You should download the blend file to see how it’s created. This is just off the top of my head, but I think this is the scene you want here:

http://xseed.bowiestate.edu/ED/production/08_emo_creates/

Which I think is probably going to be the standard answer for any question about how they did things in Elephants Dream. The files are freely available, so you can always find out directly.

thanks …