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Luxology Integrates IKinema Solver into modo 601

IKinema LTD, creators of IKinema inverse kinematics (IK) solver, announced that Luxology has integrated their RunTime technology into the freshly released modo 601.

Press release from IKinema:

Guildford, UKIKinema™ LTD, creators of IKinema inverse kinematics (IK) solver, announced that Luxology® has integrated their RunTime technology into the freshly released modo 601 – the latest version of its award-winning 3D content creation software. Although known for its game animation middleware, IKinema’s technology is now being used to bring professional rigging and interactive posing capabilities to modo’s new character animation tools.

“Bringing IKinema tech into modo was a smooth process for us,” said Brad Peebler, president and founder of Luxology. “We also found that once it was in, the flexibility of the code allowed us to adapt it to a wide range of applications, from simple-to-use posing tools to sophisticated IK support for complex character rigs. Each an essential piece of the modo 601 character animation experience.”

“Getting animators in touch with their work faster is what we do,” said Alexandre Pechev, CEO of IKinema" And in the right hands, our production-proven easy animation system can do big things for those with big ideas. modo 601 is a great example of that, and we are pleased that our technology will have a hand in making its users’ visions come alive.”

About IKinema Based in the UK, IKinema™ uses patented technology for fast full-body solving and animation. With customers ranging from Framestore’s London Studio to Twentieth Century Fox’s pre-visualization department, IKinema’s technology enables animators to rig characters and retarget motion capture data in a fraction of the time and cost of alternative solutions. Available as a run-time game middleware, plug-in solution, standalone software or an online solution, IKinema’s technology is poised to radically simplify the motion capture workflows for professional production studios and bring real-time motion editing within the reach of home users.

About modo modo is an innovative 3D modeling, painting, rendering, and animation software designed to accelerate the creation of world-class designs and ultra high-quality renderings. modo’s modern workflow and advanced toolset easily deliver enhanced productivity for schools and professionals working in design visualization, package design, and graphic arts. A favorite tool among many designers and artists, modo's innovative toolset offers one of the fastest paths to content creation on the PC and Mac.

About Luxology Based in Mountain View, Calif., Luxology® LLC is an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software that enhances productivity via artist-friendly tools powered by a modern underlying architecture called Nexus®. Founded in 2002, by Allen Hastings, Stuart Ferguson and Brad Peebler, Luxology is home to some of the top 3D engineering expertise in the industry. More information on the company, its licensable Nexus technology, its flagship product modo® and a gallery of images from the active modo community is available online at

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.