Category Archives: Cinema

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 […]

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 […]

San Andreas shakes things up with SpeedTree

San Andreas centers around the eponymous California faultline and the earthquakes triggered by a massive tectonic shift.  What follows the earthquake and its aftershocks is wide-spread destruction, tsunamis, falling skyscrapers, Dwayne Johnson using various land/air/sea vehicles to rescue his family, and of course a veritable boatload of technology to bringing it to life on the […]