Tag Archives: UE4

Underwater SpeedTrees with New Desktop Marine Package

New Desktop Marine Package Available! Whether you are assembling an underwater exploration game or need some assets to add some life to the rivers, lakes, and seas of your project; our new aquatic assets have you covered. Like all of the assets in our store, these models come with tuned wind and LOD effects that allow you […]

200+ Varieties of Plant-life in The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

In case you haven’t heard, The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is a massive game.  Spanning multiple continents, the team at CD Projekt Red managed to create a world that  seethes with life and danger.  Utilizing the deepest integration of SpeedTree for Games that we’ve seen, the team managed to create 200+ (a rough estimate) varieties […]

Unreal 4.8 Adds New Foliage Features

The latest iteration of Unreal Engine includes the addition of some new powerful tools for foliage with open world games in mind.  Populating the landscape with trees requires more than just randomly dropping your assets on a map. It’s about crafting and controlling the world your players inhabit.  Placing your foliage using UE 4.8 procedural […]

Reality Check: The Magic of Middleware

Lucy James hosts the weekly web series Reality Check on Gamespot.com and uses the series to illuminate the technology and science behind everyone’s favorite video games.  After exploring some of the techniques that make open world games like The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt possible she delved further into two of the middleware tools involved: […]

UE4 Subscription Modeler 7.1.2 Update

7.1.2 We’ve updated our modeler for Unreal Engine 4. This update fixes several bugs as well as bringing  improvements to how the modeler handles light mapping and an additional LOD. If you are currently a subscriber, simply log-in to your account on our store to download the update. New Features 1. More LODs for UE4 […]

SpeedTree Asset Sale

To celebrate the world that CD Projekt Red has created in The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, we are putting our UE4 and Unity 5 Asset packages on sale at our Speedstore for 55% off until Tuesday May 26th. As usual, our packages come with all the features that make SpeedTrees more than just a static […]

The SpeedTrees of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

When building the ultimate game engine for open world RPGs, CD Projekt Red chose SpeedTree for Games to incorporate into REDengine 3.  Their goal was to create a toolkit that would enable them to handle the challenges of building an expansive open world that allowed for a compelling narrative, balancing freedom with story line, complexity with […]

Hero Tree Packages for Unity and UE4

As Unity and UE4 are being used for more diverse applications we’ve seen an increase in the demand for our hero model trees for arch/viz renderings as well as just highly detailed scenes.  We’ve taken nine of our most popular trees and put together a package of Hero models that include multiple seasons and age […]