Category Archives: News

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 […]

Stop by Booth #831 at GDC to Get a First Look at SpeedTree® for Games v6.3

If you’re going to be in San Francisco next week, be sure visit to the IDV team in Booth #831 at GDC 2013 (March 27-29, Moscone Convention Center), where we’ll be debuting our new version of SpeedTree for Games. Our just-released version 6.3 includes some important new features for game developers, including: New Platform Support: […]

PlayStation®4 Development Thoughts

Several games under development for the just-revealed PlayStation®4 will feature SpeedTree® for Games, and it was announced today that the game industry’s premier vegetation middleware fully supports the platform. We’re really excited about the PS4’s system architecture. We welcomed the eight symmetric x86 cores with open arms, as I suspect most developers will. The abundant […]

SpeedTree® Enhances Oscar® Winning and Nominated Film Productions

Updated February 26, 2013 With the 2012 Oscars® now in the history books, it’s a good time to point out how SpeedTree® has played a part in several major productions recently recognized for excellence in visual effects. Check out the winning and nominated films/studios that have used SpeedTree to help create lifelike animated trees and vegetation […]

SpeedTree® Focus of New Online Course at fxphd

We’re pleased to share that fxphd, an online training school for post-production visual effects, and motion graphics, is now offering a course on several SpeedTree v6 animation products taught by the award-winning VFX supervisor at Brainstorm Digital, Eran Dinur.  The course, PNT205: 3D Plants and Digital Environments, will guide participants working with SpeedTree and VFX software in […]

cmiVFX SpeedTree® Tutorial: Creating Digital Forest Assets Volume 1

cmiVFX, which makes and markets detailed tutorials for visual effects artists around the world, has developed a 2-hour, 50-minute SpeedTree® tutorial for creating digital trees and forests. “The days of using turtle equations for the sole purpose of creating branches and leaves are all but a memory when you have access to IDV’s SpeedTree Modeler,” […]

Gnomon School Selects SpeedTree® 3D Tree/Plant Tools for CG Training

We’re excited to announce a new agreement with the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, one of the world’s leading schools for CG training, to make SpeedTree a key part of Gnomon’s training curriculum before the end of the year. SpeedTree will be installed in the school’s computer labs, taught in its digital environment creation courses, […]