Category Archives: Unreal Engine

Five New UE4 Trees On Sale

Sadly, our all-trees grand opening sale has ended, but we’ve added five new tree models that are all currently 33% off! They are: Red Maple Rough Grass Snake Weed SpeedWeed™ Colorado Blue Spruce Also, we’ve added a new category just for trees that are currently on sale. What makes SpeedTree models so special? How many […]

Update Available for UE4 Subscribers as of July 22, 2014

SpeedTree for UE4 Subscription v7.0.7, released July 22, 2014, includes our first version for Mac OSX. The new release also improves lightmap UV generation in the Modeler, permitting you to tune for a small texture and see the results immediately on a larger texture without disrupting the layout.  This technique allows you to tune for very […]

UE4 Tree Store Open!

The official Unreal Engine 4.3 release is out! We’re proud to finally introduce our small library of tree models just for UE 4.3 users. It’s small because we’ve packed a lot into each species — drop-in UE 4.3 ready, very efficient lightmap-ready UVs, tuned LOD & wind, multiple resolutions, and much more. List price for […]

SpeedTree® Now Available for UE4.3 Subscription

With the release of Unreal Engine 4.3 from Epic Games, we are thrilled that the SpeedTree® run-time is now integrated into this new version so that any UE4 subscriber can add dynamic, animated models from our new SpeedTree for UE4 Subscription Tree Model Library. For a $19 a month subscription (this is a separate charge […]

To SpeedTree® Modeler for UE4 Subscription Preview Users

Just as a reminder to those who already have the preview release, the models won’t work in UE4 unless you have Unreal Engine version 4.3. Also, when the SpeedTree® Modeler application is out of preview, you’ll be able to purchase UE4-specific models. Please do not purchase the “v7” or “v6” tree models we currently have […]

Simplify: An Overlooked Modeler Feature

There’s tons of ways to reduce triangle counts in the SpeedTree Modeler, but a big one that’s often overlooked is the Simplify tool. Simply put, Simplify reduces the number of polygons in your model by replacing complex geometry with images mapped to simple meshes. This means that you can start with a high-detail tree (2-300K […]

SpeedTree® for Unreal Engine 4

At GDC last week, Epic Games shook up the video game industry: full source code access to Unreal Engine 4 for $19/month + 5% royalties. As some of you may know, SpeedTree is currently integrated into UE4, but up to now has only been made available to Epic’s AAA/non-subscription licensees. We were intrigued by the […]