Speetree 8.2 brings new photogrammetry tools
IDV has released SpeedTree 8.2, the latest version of its standalone tree, plant and foliage modelling suite of tools.The new update includes several new tools to make it possible to combine procedural workflows with photo scanned assets. These two approaches appear antithetical, but SpeedTree 8.2 has attempted to combine the two by allowing the user to extend and blend meshes and materials using new tools. According to IDV the new feature “allows artists to create multiple variations of a tree using a single mesh, or blend multiple photogrammetry meshes together, and then deform or add wind to the branch levels.”
Speedtree 8.2 is available now for SpeedTree Cinema and SpeedTree Games full licensees, but not in monthly subscription licenses. This will soon change however with the addition of a new annual Speedtree for Games indie rental license that will include several tools including the photogrammetry features plus FBX and OBJ export. The new annual license will cost $999 per year with a revenue cap of $1 million. Monthly indie rental licenses for those with Revenue under $100,000 cost $19 a month but do not include photogrammetry tools or FBX/OBJ export.