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Eden FX Boosts Pipeline with modo

Eden FX (STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE) is integrating modo, the new subdivision surface and polygonal modeling platform, into its production pipeline. Eden FX chose modo for its speed, advanced toolset and intuitive workflow.

"We were very excited to integrate modo into our fast-paced production environment," said John Gross, co-president of Eden FX. "We always have several projects in various stages of production in our pipeline, and modo's sheer speed and seamless integration allow us to create great visual effects without missing a beat. It's obvious that modo is based on Luxology's wealth of knowledge and experience with today's community of 3D artists."

"The modo development team focused intensely on the product's integration capabilities -- we wanted to deliver an optimal tool that adds speed and functionality, without any disruption," added Brad Peebler, president of Luxology. "It's very rewarding to know that an award-winning company like Eden FX is benefiting from modo's power and flexibility to deliver professional visual effects in a wide range of styles, on time and budget."

modo's realtime subdivision surface modeling engine and superior level of customizability, which includes hundreds of production-oriented tools, make it flexible enough to model everything ranging from organics and hard surfaces to low-resolution realtime meshes and high-resolution film models.

modo is now available 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. To purchase and obtain immediate access to modo via download, visit the Luxology store at www.luxology.com/store/ or contact Luxology at (650) 378-8506.

Los Angeles-based Eden FX (www.edenfx.com) was formed in 2000 by visual effects and post-production notables John Gross and Mark Miller, and specializes in visual effects work in the areas of 3D animation, character animation, 3D tracking, compositing, direction, on-set supervision and conceptual design and consultation. Other recent television and film projects include HELLBOY, LAX, NAVY: NCIS, JAG, SIX FEET UNDER, ALIAS, SUMMERLAND, HOMELAND SECURITY and A WRINKLE IN TIME.

Based in San Mateo, California, Luxology LLC (www.luxology.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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