Plant growing animation in Maya
Using Maya you can create animated growing plant/ tree effect very easily. Maya have a robust paint effect system which is very useful for creating several effects including motion graphics to natural effects. In this tutorial you will learn to create a plant growing according to time in Maya.
You can also watch a text version of this tutorial with some particle rain effect http://www.fermicg.net/2011/12/growingpruning-plants-upon-particle.html