Digital Domain Enhances Pipeline with modo

After announcing last month that it was adopting Massive into its production pipeline, Digital Domain is now integrating modos new subdivision surface and polygonal modeling toolset from Luxology.

As one of the worlds top visual effects studios, it is crucial that we employ powerful tools that allow us to stay on the technological edge, without compromising on creativity, said Darin Grant, director of technology at Digital Domain. modos entirely new code base and artist-friendly workflow fit our needs and production pipeline perfectly. We are using modo on the feature film, STEALTH, as well as spots for Disney, Michelin and Heineken, and are already benefiting from its incredible speed and flexibility, which are vital to our facilitys overall productivity.

modo is one of the fastest, most advanced subdivision surface modeling environment available. Specifically designed to help 3D artists working on games, films, TV, print, architecture and Web productions, modo enables artists to accomplish more in less time. These advantages are made possible through a unique combination of a cutting edge toolset with painless pipeline integration, advanced software ergonomics and a streamlined learning path.

"As one of Digital Domains modeling leads, its my responsibility that our team produces the best possible models, in the least amount of time, said Andy Wilkoff of Digital Domain. modos seamless pipeline integration and incredibly comprehensive toolset make it easy for our artists to do everything in one modeling package."

Digital Domain is one of the most innovative and respected visual effects houses, and as part of Luxologys beta program, they were very influential in the design and development of modo, said Brad Peebler, president of Luxology. Knowing that a studio of Digital Domains caliber is benefiting from modo is a testament to Luxologys commitment to develop leading-edge content creation tools that offer exceptional control and precision when working on complex 3D modeling tasks.

modo is available now through Luxology and its worldwide partners. modo ships on a single disc supporting both Mac OS X and Windows, and sells for a suggested retail price of $895, with a limited-time introductory price of $695.

With its cutting-edge production pipeline, Los Angeles-based Digital Domain (www.digitaldomain.com) has established a world-class reputation for innovation and artistry. In its 12-year history, Digital Domain has won five Academy Awards: two for Achievement in Visual Effects (TITANIC and WHAT DREAMS MAY COME), and three for Scientific and Technical Achievement.

Based in San Mateo, California, Luxology Llc. (www.modo3d.com) is an independent technology company developing high-end 3D content creation tools that enhance productivity for artists working in the film, television, gaming and print industries.

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