Tag 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 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 […]

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 […]