SpeedTree® Cinema 7 Beta “Animated Growth” Feature Used in Digital Domain Project

With the release of SpeedTree® Cinema 7 approaching, visual effects pros and animators are telling us how anxious they are to get their hands on some of the new features in version 7, including the ability to simulate growth. This feature was put to excellent use by Digital Domain, which utilized a beta version of SpeedTree […]

Whenever the White House is Attacked (or Not), SpeedTree® is There

The White House has taken a real beating this summer at the movies.  It saw no less than three takeovers by terrorists on the silver screen.  First, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was attacked by Cobra in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  Then the president and a lone U.S. Capitol Police officer had to fight a criminal mastermind in […]

Advantages of Tighter SpeedTree® for Games Integration with Unreal Engine 4

The tighter integration of SpeedTree® for Games into Unreal Engine 4 by Epic Games takes a new approach resulting in more options and a better all-around structure for moving forward. With the improved Unreal Engine 4 integration, SpeedTree tools are built right into the regular static mesh object that comprises the bulk of every scene […]

Twisted Pixel’s LocoCycle to Feature SpeedTree® on Xbox One

If you saw LocoCycle previewed at last month’s E3, you already know it’s a uniquely fun and crazy game featuring an escaped motorcycle named I.R.I.S., dragging (yes, literally dragging) her Spanish-speaking mechanic over countless highways and a variety of outdoor environments.  LocoCycle will be one of the first game titles available on the new Xbox […]

July Cinefex Cites SpeedTree® in Two Summer Blockbusters

If you’re a reader of Cinefex magazine, you may have spotted several recent mentions of SpeedTree® in two July articles highlighting cinematic visual effects created for summer blockbusters Iron Man 3 and White House Down. Iron Man 3: In the July Cinefex story, Rough Around the Edges, Jody Duncan outlines the work of visual effects […]

SpeedTree Modeler Tutorials

We’re often asked about tutorials. While there are numerous UDK/SpeedTree tutorials on YouTube, they’re using a pretty old version of SpeedTree, 5.0.2. We applaud the efforts of others to create their own tutorials, but these were created by our team and are intended to cover general modeling topics. We currently have five tutorials on-line for SpeedTree […]

Lots of Next-Gen Titles Using SpeedTree® Announced at E3

After the wrap-up of the E3 conference earlier this week, all we can say is, Wow! We knew that SpeedTree® for Games would fully support the new PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One consoles. We knew that Bungie’s Destiny™, announced as a SpeedTree® title April 23, wouldn’t be the only game that brings SpeedTree to PlayStation® 4 and […]

SpeedTree® Showing Up Big in Summer Blockbusters

With spring rolling into summer, this time of year is about graduations, outdoor cookouts, swimming pools and the summer movie season! That’s why we’re proud to list the following blockbusters for summer 2013 that used SpeedTree®, with a link to each movie’s listing on IMDB. G.I. Joe: Retaliation Star Trek Into Darkness Iron Man 3 The Great […]

SpeedTree® Used in “Star Trek Into Darkness”

We’re as excited as every other Trekkie to watch the new Star Trek Into Darkness movie, which opened yesterday in U.S. theaters. The movie’s special effects were lead by Industrial Light & Magic, who used SpeedTree® in some shots of the film (we may have more information to share about this later). Click below to enjoy […]