3Dconnexion announced that Luxology modo 601 now includes certified 3Dconnexion 3D mouse support, enabling users to immerse themselves in the powerful animation, modeling, painting, and rendering features of this popular software while enjoying a completely natural way to position and navigate 3D content.
Press release from 3Dconnexion:
BOSTON, MA – 3Dconnexion announced that Luxology modo 601 now includes certified 3Dconnexion 3D mouse support, enabling users to immerse themselves in the powerful animation, modeling, painting, and rendering features of this popular software while enjoying a completely natural way to position and navigate 3D content.
“modo users now have a powerful new option for navigating within the application,” said Brad Peebler, president and cofounder, Luxology. “Our 3Dconnexion 3D mouse implementation provides a very granular level of control to ensure a natural user experience.”
3Dconnexion 3D mice enable artists, animators and designers to intuitively interact with modo 601 content in a way that’s unattainable with a traditional mouse and keyboard, boosting creativity and speed while enhancing comfort by reducing dependency on a standard mouse or tablet. Users working in Orbit Object mode feel like they’re holding the digital model in their hand, a feeling further intensified by 3Dconnexion’s intelligent 3D navigation which automatically adjusts the object’s center of rotation depending on the users point of interest. When working in Camera Walkthrough mode, users can quickly and smoothly position the viewport so they focus on their digital content rather than how to look at it from the right angle.
“The integration of 3D mouse support in modo 601 brings 3Dconnexion’s superior 3D navigation experience to 3D professionals working in media and entertainment, engineering and architectural design visualization,” said Antonio Pascucci, vice president of products, 3Dconnexion. “Whether working on character animation, volumetric rendering or retopology modelling, 3Dconnexion 3D mice enable modo 601 users to achieve more by not being held back by legacy input device technology.”
3Dconnexion support is built into the newest service pack for modo 601 – SP1 – which is currently available for download on the Luxology website.
About 3Dconnexion 3D Mice
3Dconnexion 3D mice revolutionize the way users work with 3D applications by providing a more natural and intuitive way to interact with digital 3D content. By gently manipulating the controller cap, users can simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate their 3D models or camera position while using the standard mouse or tablet to select, create and edit. It’s an intuitive, balanced and cooperative work style that results in increased productivity, improvements in creativity and enhanced comfort.
Compatibility The entire 3Dconnexion product line is compatible with modo 601, including the Professional Series with the SpacePilot Pro (MSRP $399), SpaceMouse Pro (MSRP $299) and SpaceExplorer (MSRP $299), and the Standard Series with the SpaceNavigator (MSRP $99) and SpaceNavigator for Notebooks (MSRP $129).
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.