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Luxology Announces modo 701

Computer graphics and visual effects software developer Luxology announces the forthcoming release of MODO 701.


London -- Computer graphics and visual effects software developer Luxology has announced the forthcoming release of MODO 701.

This brand new major release of MODO will significantly enhance the modelling, sculpting, animation, effects and rendering workflows and continue to add value with a number of new features.

Over the last year, the development team has listened to a huge amount of customer feedback and subsequently made significant enhancements to the core functionality in this new version.

MODO 701 highlights:

  • Procedural particle engine with an easy to use pre-set workflow
  • Audio playback and a sound channel modifier, bringing animations to life
  • Schematic improvements, reducing scene graph complexity
  • Dedicated dynamics simulation layer, significantly improving performance
  • Simplified complexity of materials and layered shaders
  • Large scene performance improvements by as much as 175x
  • Preview render synchronis ation improvements, over 50x faster in large scenes
  • New Python interpreter, making python execution many times faster
  • Unlimited network rendering  

Additionally, following a substantial internal engineering effort and with the assistance of partner The Foundry , MODO will soon be available on Linux, bringing it to all three platforms.

“We’ve made such big improvements to the existing architecture of the software in MODO 701 that 601 users will notice a huge leap forward,” comments Luxology co-founder Brad Peebler. “We’ve also added some really cool functionality like the new particle system. This release will truly deliver on the philosophy that perfection comes through refinement. As always, we have pushed the limits and can’t wait to find out what you all think.”

Hagop (Kane) Kaneboughazian, Senior Animation Director at Viscira, adds, “MODO 701 has the fastest, most highly interactive and powerful render engine available today - to me it's almost real - time, which is kind of freaky. A lot of improvements have gone into this release that will be really useful for 3D content creators. The foundation of MODO 701's particle system is going to open the door for insane capabilities and features to the MODO community.”

Jeffrey Jasper, Digital FX Supervisor & Technical Lead , NEW DEAL STUDIOS comments, “The performance improvements and added features in MODO 701 have ou r artists jumping for joy. The rendering improvements in both preview and final rendering are also phenomenal. 701 just feels so fast!”

More information on the release and its features will be released in the coming weeks.

Source: Luxology

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.