Category Archives: Cinema

cmiVFX Features SpeedTree® Cinema in New 3D Environments Masterclass Series

It’s always exciting for us to see how SpeedTree® users create amazing natural landscapes.  We develop these tools and then let the imagination and skills of the visual effects community do what they do best.  A member of this community sharing valuable VFX tools and training is instructor, owner and Chief Public Partner Chris Maynard […]

Ingenuity Engine Makes Fairy Tales Come True with the Help of SpeedTree®

While SpeedTree® is playing a visible role in a growing list of major feature film productions, we wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity to share how our toolkit is being artfully used in all kinds of productions, large and small—including TV commercials.  One recent example involved Ingenuity Engine, a Hollywood-based VFX studio that used SpeedTree […]

Video Preview of New SpeedTree® Cinema & Studio 7 Features

SpeedTree® Cinema and Studio v7 is now available for evaluation, license and upgrade and we could not be more thrilled!  Version 7 was developed alongside some of the world’s top visual effects studios, allowing us to create exciting new tools like Subdivision Surface Modeling, Animated Growth, Alembic Export, Render Sequence and more.  In fact, some […]

Subdivision Surface Modeling in SpeedTree® Cinema-Studio v7

With the release of SpeedTree® Cinema and SpeedTree Studio v7, modeling and rendering of detailed, organic and dynamic foliage becomes even more powerful.  One of the most anticipated new capabilities of version 7 will be subdivision surface modeling, allowing the artist to easily create procedurally generated subdivision surface models that are ideal for “hero tree” pipelines […]

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 […]

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® 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 […]