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Being used to spruce up PlayStation Home.


COLUMBIA, SC – SpeedTree® has started providing natural beauty throughout the outdoor settings of PlayStation®Home, which offers PlayStation®3(PS3®) users a full range of 3D options for interacting with the system, its games and other users.

“We’re particularly proud of SpeedTree’s deployment in PlayStation®Home,” said IDV President Michael Sechrest. “SpeedTree helps bring life to PlayStation®Home thanks to an excellent implementation by Sony Computer Entertainment.”

SpeedTree has provided a powerful toolkit for creating and rendering vegetation in games for PS3 since its launch on November 2006, when four PS3 game titles included the foliage technology. Top rated games using SpeedTree include the just-released Batman: Arkham Asylum, as well as:

Resistance: Fall of Man

Call of Duty® 3

Full Auto™ 2: Battlelines

The Elder Scrolls® IV: Oblivion™

Fatal Inertia™

Heavenly Sword

Resistance 2™



PlayStation®Home is a ground-breaking 3D social gaming community available on PS3 that allows users to interact, communicate and share gaming experiences. By leveraging the power of PS3, PlayStation Home delivers overwhelming visual graphics and rich gaming social

experiences only possible on the PS3 platform.

SpeedTree, winner of the 2005 Front Line Award for middleware, delivers beautiful, amazingly natural real-time trees and plants with seamless LOD transitions, an array of lighting, physics & wind effects, and an SDK programmed to support any level of engine integration. SpeedTreeRT includes the SpeedTree Modeler, a Windows application that offers a unique hybrid of hand and procedural modeling options.

Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. (IDV) develops software products with a focus on real-time three dimensional applications for the game development, visual simulation, engineering visualization, and animation industries. IDV, a privately held corporation, was founded in 1999 in Columbia, South Carolina. For more information about IDV, visit www.idvinc.com.

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CONTACT: Kevin Meredith ~ meredith@idvinc.com ~ (803) 356-1999


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