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Luxology Launches MODO 701 at GDC

Computer graphics and visual effects software developer Luxology launches MODO 701.

Mountain View, CA -- Computer graphics and visual effects software developer Luxology has launched MODO 701.

Over the last year, the development team has listened to a huge amount of customer feedback and subsequently made significant enhancements to core functionality in the modelling, sculpting, animation, effects and rendering workflows.

This brand new release of MODO also continues to add value with a number of new features and the soon to be released Linux OS version.

MODO 701 highlights:

  • Procedural particle engine with an easy to use pre-set workflow
  • Audio playback and a sound channel modifier, bringing animations tolife
  • 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 synchronisation improvements, over 50x faster in largescenes
  • New Python interpreter, making python execution many times faster
  • Unlimited network rendering

 “MODO 701 is a big step forward and has a number of new features that will help me in my day-to-day work,” comments Richard Yot, Itchy Animation. “It's things like preview's AA filters which now allow it to be used as a hassle-free production renderer. This means cleaner renders with minimal effort. The rewritten dynamics engine also now calculates simulations much more rapidly and accurately."

“With MODO 701, once again, Luxology's attention to detail proves their commitment to improve workflow and performance throughout the program no matter how small a detail may be," comments Alex Friderici, Eyeland Arts.

MODO 701 is available to download now from the Luxology website.

Source: Luxology

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