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, and featured in a SpeedTree educational event at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus. IDV and Gnomon will also collaborate in the development of a SpeedTree DVD tutorial for the Gnomon Workshop, an online training resource for artists in the entertainment and design industries.

Gnomon School director, Alex Alvarez, recently shared his reasons for picking SpeedTree . . .

“Creating natural environments has become a passion that led me to SpeedTree’s powerful foliage modeling and animation tools. With its artist-friendly UI and integration with software platforms already featured in our curriculum, SpeedTree will be a great fit for us.”

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The Gnomon School of Visual Effects specializes in computer graphics training for careers in the entertainment industry. Gnomon was originally created to meet the training needs of industry artists, but has since evolved into a complete art school with programs and courses for those looking to become professional artists working on films and games. In March of 2011, Fast Company Magazine included Gnomon in its list of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Film.

We’re always looking for opportunities to interact with CG artists and animators at IDV, which is what makes the Gnomon School such as natural fit for us. This relationship offers an ideal situation for us to support the game development and visual effects communities we serve, including the future users of our tools.