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After a year of receiving top honors for its impact on movies and video game development, SpeedTree has been named the recipient of a 2015 Engineering Emmy for its significant impact on the television industry. The “Golden Age” of television has brought with it unprecedented levels of VFX on our home screens and with it […]
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SpeedTree End Of Summer Sale Summer may be winding down, but we’ve got big plans for SpeedTree this fall.  To kick things off,  we’re celebrating the imminent change of seasons with a store-wide sale on our Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5 assets.  All our packages and models have been cut by 40% until September […]
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When building the ultimate game engine for open world RPGs, CD Projekt Red chose SpeedTree for Games to incorporate into REDengine 3.  Their goal was to create a toolkit that would enable them to handle the challenges of building an expansive open world that allowed for a compelling narrative, balancing freedom with story line, complexity with […]
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Unity 5 was announced this morning with one resounding theme: Democratization. The world of video game engines is undergoing a massive shift in how video games develop as the smaller indie developers like Facepunch Studios and Camoflaj release stunning titles without the aid of major studios. The integration of powerful technologies such as SpeedTree and Oculus […]
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In a few days, the SpeedTree team, along with spouses, friends & family, will jet off to Southern California to pick up our Technical Achievement Academy Award®. The presentation will take place at a black tie dinner Saturday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, a few steps from the famed Rodeo Drive and what feels […]
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We know of 13 movies released in 2014 where SpeedTree played a role, including two films nominated for Visual Effects Academy Awards® by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (VFX Nominee) X-Men: Days of Future Past (VFX Nominee) The Hundred-Foot Journey The Giver Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pompeii Noah […]
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored three of our own with a Scientific and Technical Academy Award! Read the official announcement from the Academy. The actual award was presented at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA on February 7, 2015, to the three developers of SpeedTree®: IDV co-founders Michael Sechrest and […]
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Until October 12, get significant savings on SpeedTree Studio, SpeedTree Architect and all the trees you can use with them! SpeedTree Studio, regularly $895, is $595 ($300 off!) SpeedTree Architect, regularly $495, is $345 ($150 off!) And all VFX trees are half off! The sale applies only to VFX trees as listed at the “Version 7” […]
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We’re still putting together the official marketing material for the Unity 5 launch (web pages, tutorial videos, etc.) but I thought I’d share some of the details we revealed at GDC with those of you that are curious. First of all, here’s a link to my GDC presentation in the Unity theater. It’s a little […]
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At GDC last week, Epic Games shook up the video game industry: full source code access to Unreal Engine 4 for $19/month + 5% royalties. As some of you may know, SpeedTree is currently integrated into UE4, but up to now has only been made available to Epic’s AAA/non-subscription licensees. We were intrigued by the […]
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