Animating Arrays

Is there any way of animating the ‘count’ paramater in an array? It doesn’t appear that you can keyframe it.

I am trying to animate a vine growing with a cylinder, a curve and an array modifier.

Here you go!

The concept is you create a script link that monitors an empty’s XLocation. When you move the Empty in the X direction, the value is relayed directly to the modifier as the array count. The scriptlink is placed on the frame change event. As the empty moves in time, so does the array count value change.

Thanks a million!