Trying to animate large trees.

This I can do.
https://vimeo.com/79799242

My problems start when I try to do a tree of any larger size while using the armature and animation that’s included within the sapling addon, it just stops working.

Does anyone have any ideas of how I could achieve this with a large tree? Did older Blender builds work better?

edit: I figured out the problem with my larger tree. the pruning function in the sapling addon was messing up the armature.

Anyway, here’s another example of an animated tree:

I messed up the colors at the end, and had a computer crash so the ending is abrupt. The explode modifier won’t allow me to start in the middle, so the last half had to be animated all together. Fix to come later.

I added a clip (above).