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SpeedTree 2022: A year of artwork in review

January 13, 2023 in Entertainment | 5 min. read
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While SpeedTree has been around for 21 years, 2022 marked the tool’s first full year as a part of Unity. As we rocket into our plans for 2023, let’s look back at this past year, packed with inspiring user work, exceptional additions to the SpeedTree asset library by our artists, and the latest features incorporated by our developers.

Artwork that inspired us in January 2022

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In January 2022, we released SpeedTree 9, which introduced freehand tools and photogrammetry features to our monthly subscribers.

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We also had the chance to speak to Rocksteady Studios Artist Jonjo Hemmens, who shared details on the process behind building organic assets for his personal project, “Hemlock Forest.”

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Cloud Imperium Games Environment Artist Daniel Peres released a compelling Vegetation for Games course on his Gumroad, providing artists like Samantha Baqvel and Máté Válent insights that helped shape their eye-catching vegetation later that year.

Check out even more below.

Arrowhead GS Environment Artist Samantha Baqvel – “Hydrangeas” (left), and Student at Breda University of Applied Sciences Máté Válent – “The Cloud Forests of Honduras” (right)

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Turtle Rock Studios Vegetation Artist Rudy Lamotte – “The Whispering Forest”

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Student at New3dge Marie Henry – “Alien Planet”
Onyx Studio Ltd. Lead Vegetation Artist Jim Feenema – “Rock Fern and other WIPs”
Onyx Studio Ltd. Lead Vegetation Artist Jim Feenema – “Rock Fern and other WIPs”

Artwork that inspired us in February 2022

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February brought us a breathtaking SpeedTree tutorial by Jean-Michel Bihorel for The Gnomon Workshop. Browse through other notable moments below.

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Student Shangyu Wang – “Terrarium”

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Framestore Environment TD Mizuki Yamada – “Castelo de Algoso”

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CG Generalist Shunsaku Matsurida – “The Serpent’s Lust”
Environment Artist at Sharkmob Alexander Livholts – “Coffee by the Pergola”
Environment Artist at Sharkmob Alexander Livholts – “Coffee by the Pergola”
January 13, 2023 in Entertainment | 5 min. read
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