How To Make Terrific Video Game Tree. A Video Demonstration

If you want to make trees in video games, you can grab a program called SpeedTree and get to growing, pruning and playing god. This is what game developers do, including apparently the makers of Batman: Arkham City, whose game had trees I forgot about.


This is the kind of tech they're showing at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. SpeedTree isn't a new thing. It's a staple. But that doesn't make it any less exotic to those of us in the normal world who look at so much of video game creation as a kind of magic.

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Question, Totilo. Is this year special, or is there always a bunch of tech demos and what not at GDC? Because I must admit, these demos are the most interesting thing coming from GDC.