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Gnomon to Integrate SpeedTree 3D

Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. and the Gnomon School of Visual Effects have announced an agreement to integrate the SpeedTree 3D tree and vegetation toolkit into Gnomon’s training curriculum.

Columbia, SC – Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. (IDV), makers of SpeedTree software, and the Gnomon School of Visual Effects have announced an agreement to integrate the SpeedTree 3D tree and vegetation toolkit into Gnomon’s training curriculum starting later this 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.

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

“We’re always looking for opportunities to interact with CG artists and animators,” said IDV CEO Chris King. “The Gnomon relationship offers an ideal situation for us to support the game development and visual effects communities we serve, including future users of our tools.”

Source: Interactive Data Visual

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