Developer Digimation has announced that it has begun shipping SpeedTree Libraries, a set of tree model libraries for the 'foliage middleware' package SpeedTree.
The company has released a total of three libraries, compatible with SpeedTree 2 or later, each with over 30 new tree species and over 150 different SPT files. The libraries include support for more advanced SpeedTree 3-compatible features, including flared tree trunks and the new SpeedWind controls, but purchasers using SpeedTree 2 can also still purchase the libraries for use without flared trunks and advanced wind support.
The SpeedTree middleware package itself allows for large-scale foliage implementation into games, with adjustable wind and weather effects acting on it. The middleware was most recently in the news due to Sigil Games' signing of its 'foliage solution' for the PC MMO Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes