Aster 3D model
3ds max 2011 model of helichrysum flower. Preview images have postwork(not rendered directly from 3ds max). Postwork made in AE, added backgrounds, depth of field, color corection etc.
Flower creates by script(included). Script takes etalon petals and instancing them to the base. Seven rows of petals and each of them has three groups - red, green and blue. You can animate them separetely to achive needed bud revealing animation. Also you can switch on flex modifier on the flex mod instance petals to make main petals of the flower to tremble. See instruction pic.
Also it takes etalon material in upper left coner of material editor and clones it to the 7 materials each of assignes to the one of the rows.
If something goes wrong with model geometry - just move timeslider to zero and recreates the flower with the script. You can fix geometry of etalon petals and fix etalon meterial, but don't change names and modifiers order because script don't work if this happens. If you make some changes to etalons geometry or material then rerun the script and new flower appears.
!!!! Before run the script close row groups !!! If don't do this new flower appears but not closed old petals will stay in scene and you will need to delete them manualy
*.Obj sequence with separate material for each row of petals included. You can use it in Element 3d plugin for After Effects or another software which supports obj sequence.