Luxology announced modo 301, a major upgrade to its 3D content creation software for Mac OSX and Windows. A milestone on the modo roadmap, modo 301 is an "all systems grow" release that includes comprehensive improvements to modeling, painting and rendering and the addition of two new core capabilities: sculpting and item animation. Luxology plans to ship modo 301 during summer 2007.
"Our vision for modo has always been to allow artists to create 3D content without limits," said Brad Peebler, president of Luxology. "The capabilities within modo have tripled since modo was introduced over two years ago. The amount of expanded and entirely new features available in modo 301 is a true testament to the strength of our underlying Nexus architecture."
One of the most advanced 3D content creation software products available, modo combines a powerful, realtime subdivision surface modeling engine with an artist-focused set of tools, including 3D painting and a tightly integrated renderer that provides fully lit previews and extremely fast, production-quality rendering. Highlights of modo 301 include:
* Comprehensive Release: modo 301 improves performance and strengthens capabilities across modo's core toolsets -- modeling, painting and rendering -- while further improving workflow. Two new core capabilities in modo have been added: true-3D sculpting and the ability to animate items and their properties.
* Precision Modeling and Sculpting: modo's world class subdivision modeler is further equipped to support the rapid creation of organic shapes and the construction of precise rigid models.
* Fluid 3D Painting: Painting is now threaded for superior performance; paint strokes can seamlessly be applied across multiple images and even onto multiple UV maps.
* "Unleashed" Rendering: The modo renderer now offers a new built-in capability for network rendering (cross platform) of high-resolution stills and animation sequences.
* Superior Workflow: Artists and designers will enjoy even smoother workflow in modo due to further refinement of the physical user interface.
modo ships with one license that supports both Mac OSX and Windows and sells for a suggested retail price of $895. A free 30-day full-function evaluation version of modo 203 is available for immediate download from modo3d.com. Existing modo users can now reserve an upgrade to modo 301 for the special price of $295 by visiting www.luxology.com/store/modo.aspx. The upgrade price will revert to $395 after modo 301 ships. modo is also sold and supported by a network of authorized Luxology resellers across the globe.
Based in San Mateo, California, Luxology Llc. (www.modo3d.com) 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. It was founded in 2002 by Allen Hastings, Stuart Ferguson and Brad Peebler.