XGen Geometry Instancer

XGen is a geometry instancer that lets you populate the surface of polygon meshes with an arbitrary number of primitives either randomly or uniformly placed. XGen lets you procedurally create and style hair, fur and feathers for characters. For set dressing, XGen lets you quickly populate large-scale environments, including grass savannas, forests, rocky landscapes, and debris trails.

With XGen you can:

XGen is a plug-in that automatically loads when you start Maya. If the XGen plug-in does not appear in the main menu bar, load the xgenToolkit.mll plugin, which provides XGen functionality. For information about using the Plugin Managerto load plugins, see Load or unload Maya plug-ins.

Note: If you create a file reference from a scene that includes an XGen instanced geometry, you must turn on Use namespaces in the Reference Options. See Reference Options.