SpeedTree plants roots in Bungie's Destiny

SpeedTree plants roots in Bungie's Destiny
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

April 23rd 2013 at 3:40PM

Tech to help developers model, animate and render trees

Bungie has chosen to use foliage middleware tool SpeedTree into its upcoming science fiction MMO Destiny.

SpeedTree is designed to help developers create real-time trees and plants with "seamless" LOD transitions, as well as offering lighting, physics and wind effects.

The tech also includes an SDK that can be programmed to support any level of engine integration.

“We’re very pleased that Bungie chose to feature SpeedTree in Destiny’s unique vision of overgrown futuristic worlds,” said SpeedTree president Michael Sechrest.

“Bungie had very specific needs and challenges for Destiny, including scalability from current to next-generation hardware. SpeedTree was designed with these sorts of requirements in mind.”