Ivy Gen


Based on the wonderful code by Thomas Luft and his original IvyGen program.

Original Blender port by testscreenings, further advances by PKHG and TrumanBlending.



  • Open Blender and go to Preferences then the Add-ons tab.
  • Click Add Curve then Ivy Gen to enable the script.



Located in the 3D View ‣ Sidebar ‣ Create tab.

Located in the 3D View ‣ Operator.

The Update Ivy operator is separate from the main menu and appears in the 3D View. You can adjust settings in the panel and press the Update button to update parameters.


  1. Select the object you want to grow ivy on.
  2. Enter Edit Mode and select a vertex that you want the ivy to spawn from.
  3. Snap the cursor to the selected vertex.
  4. Enter Object Mode and with the object selected: Sidebar ‣ Create ‣ Ivy Generator panel adjust settings and choose Add New Ivy.

The Add Default Ivy operator will use the default parameters during creation. This will generate your initial Ivy Curve and Leaves. From here you can access the Ivy menu in the Sidebar. I suggest to make small changes and then press Update Ivy in the 3D View operator.


Category:Add Curve
Location:Sidebar ‣ Create tab
Author:testscreenings, PKHG, TrumanBlending
Maintainer:Vladimir Spivak (cwolf3d)
Support Level:Community
Note:This add-on is bundled with Blender.