Image Engine has released their submission for ‘Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature’ for the 14th annual VES awards, featuring their work in Jurassic World. In breaking down the environment the video describes how SpeedTree Cinema fits into their workflow as they recreated the jungles of Isla Nublar.
The team used SpeedTree to create digital plant life to blend in with the existing vegetation, including individual vines, ferns, grass, and small shrubs. Exporting these assets for animation gave them the freedom to recombine foliage wherever needed to create the realistic jungle for Chris Pratt’s ‘Raptor Squad™’ to tear through.
SpeedTree offers fine-tuned controls to allow artists creative freedom to match art direction while taking advantage of procedural generation to make quick variations. Although they may not have taken home a VES award in February, the outstanding work from Image Engine speaks to the talent of the Vancouver based VFX house.
For more “Jurassic” SpeedTrees by ILM and Image Engine check out the breakdowns here.