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modo Begins Shipping

Luxology Llc. announced the immediate availability of modo, its powerful new subdivision surface and polygonal modeling platform. Combining a realtime subdivision surface modeling engine with a user-centric, highly customizable interface that includes hundreds of production-oriented tools, modo is one of the fastest and most advanced 3D modeling systems currently available. To purchase modo and obtain immediate access via download visit Luxology's online store at www.luxology.com/store/.

"Luxology is committed to providing innovative tools that foster productivity in a highly competitive industry," said Brad Peebler, president of Luxology. "modo's unprecedented speed, comprehensive toolset and user centric functionality are designed to solve the many challenges faced by today's artists."

modo was born from ideas and desires of top production artists such as John Gross, Meni Tsirbas, Jason Bickerstaff and others, and nurtured to fruition by a team of industry veterans at Luxology. Using this expert guidance and an interactive beta program, modo represents a new step forward in 3D modeling for its sheer speed, advanced toolset and intuitive workflow.

"I'm astounded by modo's exceptional speed and performance," said Rob Baldwin, founder of DarkOrb Studios. "modo's extensive toolset and artist-driven interface has enabled me to model up to four times faster than my other 3D application, which has a very positive impact on my production schedule and budget."

"modo is an absolutely outstanding tool that has redefined how we approach our modeling projects," added Gary Coulter, founder Fuzzygoat Ltd., Shepperton Film Studios. "modo is 3D as 3D should be fast, efficient, powerful, fluid and streamlined."

modo's superior level of customizability make it flexible enough to model everything ranging from organics and hard surfaces to low-resolution real-time meshes and high-resolution film models.

Highlights include:* Artist Driven Workflow: Advanced, dynamic workflow with fluid user interface allows users to constantly evolve modo to perfectly fit their specific method. * Added Flexibility: Tool composites enable artists to use tools easily and independently with any combination of modifiers to create a nearly limitless set of advanced modeling tools.* Advanced Help System: Comprehensive, fully integrated help system provides users with training video clips to cut the learning curve drastically.* Seamless Pipeline Integration: modo is designed for smooth insertion into existing 3D pipelines.

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.

Based in San Mateo, Calif., 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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