COLUMBIA, SC – SpeedTree (www.speedtree.com) was recently named a recipient of a 2015 Engineering Emmy. The virtual vegetation software, created by Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. (IDV), launched in 2002 and has seen exponential growth in broadcast and cable since its 2011 television debut in Sesame Street. Since then, SpeedTree has been used in episodes of more than 30 television programs, including
Game of Thrones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Penny Dreadful, Black Sails, and
The Vampire Diaries.
“Our objective from the start has been to give the best tree and plant tools to as many artists and creators as possible,” said IDV co-founder, Michael Sechrest. “Our growing adoption by the television industry, and this year’s Engineering Emmy, represent major accomplishments in striving toward that goal.”
The Television Academy, which administers and presents the 67th Engineering Emmy Awards, named Sechrest, co-founder Chris King and senior software architect Greg Croft as award recipients. The three will accept the award in a ceremony in Hollywood on October 28th.
SpeedTree’s year of honors began in February with a Scientific and Technical Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In July, the software was recognized with a Develop Industry Excellence Award in the Design & Creativity Tool category.