Vine-g Experiment

Expanding on the varicose-g experiment I posted a little while back, I tweaked some numbers, and added some new functionality to create vine-g, which shows a rapidly growing vine replete with leaves and flowers. I love experiments like this that you can revisit over and over. Ch-ch-ch-check it out… (again, this is fairly CPU intensive, and requires Flash Player 7 or higher)

I’ll be releasing the code for the varicose experiment tomorrow.

Grant Skinner

The "g" in gskinner. Also the "skinner".



  1. Grant, this is awesome, great work man! Can’t wait to see the source 🙂

  2. Another great one!

    It runs a little fast on my system. Is it running on an enterFrame? Maybe setInterval would be more flexible for different machines? Just an idea 🙂

    Very well done, I especially like the intermittent buds on the vine. Really nice touch.

  3. Cool. I was doing some stuff like that back in late March 2003.

  4. Absolutely beautiful!

  5. Wow! Very beautiful 🙂

  6. It runs very smooth on my mac – that’s pretty rare with all that cpu-sage!

    Great job – looking forward to the source.

  7. Wow runs fast on a mac too! Great stuff. Can’t wait to see the source code. (thanks for sharing) By the way can you give an update on Glic? I can’t stand the macromedia components anymore.


  8. Cool, make it a screensaver!

  9. Grant,

    I’m a Pastor for a church in Florida and am interested in you vine. I’m beginning a series of sermons entitled “Life on the Vine” and wondered if there would be a way to incorporate something like this into a visual for this series. I have no experience with flash. Does it work with PowerPoint?

    Thanks for your time and good work.


  10. wicked – i smoked a dube and watched it for half an hour! when will you release the source? hope you did not forget! love your work!!!

  11. WOW! Nice job! passing your skills on to thoes of us just trying to keep up is a good thing. Keep up the great work.

  12. Nice work! Lookin forward to ur source release. You are a great source of motivation and it’s always helpful to understand your code.


  13. So, when can we see the source code?

  14. i enjoyed this experiment — i really like what you’re doing — its cool to take inspiration taken from art, math and nature…

    check out this url:

    very cool to also see these ideas used commercially

  15. Innovative project, ask to change the perspectives with time. And motivates to give its best with the balance of art and math for the best of Animation and web development too.

  16. Is it running on an enterFrame? Maybe setInterval would be more flexible for different machines? Just an idea

  17. very nice!

    actually it reminds me a lot of a piece i made a few years ago here:

  18. Hello,

    I have also download the file/code for varicose.

    So I put them in flash, but then ?

    Can anyone tell me, how I make a leading branche or a grow up flower.

    Of is there a manuel that I can use.

    Regards Ger

  19. wow,

    I discover a guru´s blog.

    Don´t lose your passion, please.


  20. where is the source code for the flowers and leafs? i can only find the viens

  21. Can I see the source on this awsome experiment?

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