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SpeedTree at Sea A top end-of-year oscar contenders, In The Heart of The Sea is making a splash at theatres today and features SpeedTree technology.  Although as the title suggests, much of the movie takes place in the oceans off the coast of South America,  Rodeo VFX used Academy Award winning SpeedTree Cinema for the moments […]

What a year! The Game Awards 2015 helps bring this phenomenal year of gaming to a close by recognizing the great games being made by both indie and AAA studios.  Judged by an international jury of peers the ceremony in features 22 categories that cover the breadth of the industry, with categories ranging from ‘E-sport Player […]

SpeedTree End Of Summer Sale Summer may be winding down, but we’ve got big plans for SpeedTree this fall.  To kick things off,  we’re celebrating the imminent change of seasons with a store-wide sale on our Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5 assets.  All our packages and models have been cut by 40% until September […]

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 […]

Unity 5 was announced this morning with one resounding theme: Democratization. The world of video game engines is undergoing a massive shift in how video games develop as the smaller indie developers like Facepunch Studios and Camoflaj release stunning titles without the aid of major studios. The integration of powerful technologies such as SpeedTree and Oculus […]

We know of 13 movies released in 2014 where SpeedTree played a role, including two films nominated for Visual Effects Academy Awards® by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (VFX Nominee) X-Men: Days of Future Past (VFX Nominee) The Hundred-Foot Journey The Giver Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pompeii Noah […]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored three of our own with a Scientific and Technical Academy Award! Read the official announcement from the Academy. The actual award was presented at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA on February 7, 2015, to the three developers of SpeedTree®: IDV co-founders Michael Sechrest and […]

Until October 12, get significant savings on SpeedTree Studio, SpeedTree Architect and all the trees you can use with them! SpeedTree Studio, regularly $895, is $595 ($300 off!) SpeedTree Architect, regularly $495, is $345 ($150 off!) And all VFX trees are half off! The sale applies only to VFX trees as listed at the “Version 7” […]