Monday, August 6th, 2012 Posted by Jim Thacker

IDV releases SpeedTree Cinema and Studio 6.2

Vegetation generated in SpeedTree Cinema. Version 6.2 of the software has just been released.

IDV has updated its SpeedTree vegetation simulation product line. SpeedTree Cinema 6.2 and the entry-level SpeedTree Studio 6.2 will both be shown publicly at Siggraph 2012 this week.

SpeedTree Studio costs $895 while Cinema costs $4,995. Both are available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

SpeedTree® Cinema and SpeedTree Studio version 6.2 have been released for evaluation and license and will be demonstrated at the SIGGRAPH exposition in the Los Angeles Convention Center August 7-9 (Booth 244).

New features include:

  • Wind Wizard
    Automatically computes wind parameters based on minimal guidance from the user
  • Property Categories
    Category buttons appear at the top of the property for complex objects to speed up property editing
  • Simpler Mesh and Material Importing
    Imports, creates, and assigns assets in one step any place where meshes and materials can be assigned to tree components; also, mesh and material import options added to “File” menu
  • Texture Conversion on Export
    Converts textures to the format of your choosing during export
  • Screenshot Safe Frame
    Rendering the “safe frame” for screen shots can now be enabled via the “Tree Window” properties. This feature shows the area that will be used on the next image or material export

Visit the SpeedTree website