Category Archives: Cinema

New FXPHD SpeedTree Course

Emmy Award-winning VFX supervisor Eran Dinur has released a new 10-part tutorial series covering the new features and workflows of the all-new SpeedTree Cinema 8.  Judging solely by the video, it looks like a fantastic course for anyone looking to learn more about using SpeedTree CInema 8 for VFX! From the FXphd Website: In the past few […]

In the News: 3D World Reviews SpeedTree 8

Artist and writer Steve Jarratt has written an extensive review of SpeedTree Cinema 8 for 3D World magazine’s February print issue available online at creativebloq.com. Citing the new lower price point and powerful new features, Steve had some positive things to say about SpeedTree: …the main takeaway here is that SpeedTree 8, in combination with […]

Free Christmas Tree for SpeedTree 8

It’s Christmas time at SpeedTree! The cold is here and the holidays with it, but it’s warm and safe by the glow of our computer monitors.  Celebrate the holidays with a free tree from all of us here at SpeedTree available for SpeedTree Cinema 8 users.  Lumberyard users can download the VFX model, but should […]

Cyber Monday Sale!

Green up your Cyber Monday with a hefty discount on digital foliage for games, vfx, and more! 35% off all SpeedTree Models 10% off all SpeedTree Modelers Sale ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5 Game Trees: Unreal and Unity SpeedTree Models Lumberyard SpeedTree Models VFX Trees: SpeedTree 8 SpeedTree Models SpeedTree 7 SpeedTree […]

SpeedTree Cinema 8: Available Now

SpeedTree® Cinema 8 launches today with dozens of new features that deliver dramatically more realistic trees and plants, with major reductions to modeling time and effort.  With a new, constantly expanding library of vegetation models (Including new field and forest models), SpeedTree Cinema 8 is the most advanced version we’ve ever released and is already […]

ILM’s Behind the Magic of Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island roared into theaters this past spring bringing an updated-yet-retro take on the famous movie monster. Besides being an action-packed genre romp, Kong featured some beautiful visual effects from Industrial Light and Magic using our Academy-award winning SpeedTree Cinema modeler. ILM’s latest Behind the Magic video is a compelling breakdown of the hazy Vietnam-tinged […]

VFX Friday: Image Engine ‘Jurassic World’ Breakdown

Image Engine has released their submission for ‘Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature’ for the 14th annual VES awards, featuring their work in Jurassic World. In breaking down the environment the video describes how SpeedTree Cinema fits into their workflow as they recreated the jungles of Isla Nublar. The team used SpeedTree to create digital plant life to blend […]