Category Archives: Cinema

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 […]

SpeedTree at Siggraph 2016

  SpeedTree is at SIGGRAPH this year in booth #346 in Anaheim, California to showcase our Emmy and Sci/Tech Academy Award winning technology. SpeedTree has been featured in some of the biggest movies of the past year including Star Wars, The Jungle book, and Captain America: Civil War.  Trees will also be taking the the Dancing […]

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 […]

VFX Fridays: Dancing With SpeedTrees

Straightface Studio and the Pacific Northwest Ballet Sometimes SpeedTree shows up in where you least expect, such as a performance of the Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” by the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Straightface Studio livened up the overture by creating an animated intro to set the stage (pun intended) for the performance. We were honored to be […]

SpeedTree featured in ‘In The Heart of The Sea’

SpeedTree at Sea A top end-of-year oscar contenders, In The Heart of The Sea is making a splash at theatres today and features SpeedTree technology.  Although as the title suggests, much of the movie takes place in the oceans off the coast of South America,  Rodeo VFX used Academy Award winning SpeedTree Cinema for the moments […]

CyberMonday SpeedTree Sale!

We’re celebrating CyberMonday with a heaping serving of a discount on our entire store!  Use the coupon code below at checkout to grab a 20% discount off of all our trees and tree packages. Sale ends tonight (11/30/15) at midnight est! SPEEDTREECYBERMONDAY2015 This includes favorites such as our Hero Tree Package, which is perfect for Arch/Viz […]

Fall Fantasy and Horror Films Feature SpeedTree for Cinema

Three major films this October feature our Emmy and Academy Award-winning SpeedTree technology to bring vivid new worlds to life. Crimson Peak Guillermo Del Toro’s films can be separated into two categories, the English language monster flicks (Hellboy, Pacific Rim), and his more serious foreign films (Pans Labyrinth, Devils Backbone, Cronos) that tend carefully explore […]

SpeedTree Receives 2015 Engineering Emmy

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 […]