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Create at the Speed of Thought.

What is modo?

Omar Malkosh

modo® is the modern 3D software for the PC and Mac that brings a new level of creative freedom for artists and designers. modo® offers an intuitive combination of modeling, painting and rendering tools in a fused workflow that is ideal for creating 3D content and high quality imagery for a wide variety of commercial and non-commercial applications.

Gary Fitzgerald

• model, sculpt, edit UV’s, paint in 3D, animate and render in one integrated package • modo has a highly adaptable user interface that is a favorite among artists and designers • modo works with up to 32 cores for maximum performance • modo comes with a huge amount of pre-built content and learning materials to get you started fast

Who uses modo?

modo can be used by anyone looking to bring the power of 3D graphics to their art and design projects. The unique combination of tools and a well-thought-out user interface has made modo popular for hobbyists, as well as a wide array of professional users.

modo lets you create any imaginable shape and render it out with incredible surface detail

Gene Dupont

Architects, package designers, industrial designers, graphic artists, game designers, production studios, fine artists, educators, scientists, photographers and re-touchers all use modo.

Visit our gallery and see for yourself:

www.luxology.com/gallery

modo offers accurate, physically-based lighting and comes with a huge amount of materials, props and lighting set-ups

© Copyright 2009 Luxology LLC. modo is a registered trademark of Luxology LLC., in the USA and/or other countries. All products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders


Create at the Speed of Thought. Yazan Malkosh

The modo Difference modo® is a creation tool designed by artists, for artists. It is not just a collection of algorithms, but a refined combination of technology, performance and workflow that encourages the 3D creation process. modo is a unique tool that invites and compels you to achieve your best. modo’s advanced architecture fully exploits modern computing technologies, including multi-core CPUs, pressure-sensitive tablets and hardware-accelerated OpenGL so that new levels of “creative flow” can be achieved.

modo Workflow Enhancers • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Preview renderer updates view as you work HUD (Heads Up Display) user interface elements Resize and redefine viewports according to task Intelligent geometry selection Full undo support Fast, very high quality OpenGL views Cut, copy, and paste support Snapping, grid, and work plane aids Input fields perform math and/or unit conversions Symmetry and mirroring support Falloff system for setting tool influence Open multiple scenes at once with object referencing “Tool Pipe” (create new tool combinations) 1-Click macro recording Scripting via Perl, Python or LUA Input remapping (hotkeys) Tablet support Extensive collection of pre-built content (Presets) Integrated learning system with video tutorials

The Preview Renderer in modo 401 updates as you work

File Support modo works with a tremendous variety of image formats, including .EXR and HDRI, plus 3D data formats, including LXO, Rhino, OBJ, LWO, FBX, COLLADA, and SolidWorks.

New HUD user interface for specifying channel relationships


modoÂŽ 401

Create At The Speed of Thought. Yazan Malkosh

In modoÂŽ 401, you can accelerate to final image faster than ever. Here are some of the major enhancements in modo 401 (more information available online).

Rockmed

Presets in modo 401 offer a wide array of pre-built, yet customizable content for building and decorating models and scenes. A drag-and-drop interface facilitates scene assembly and organization. The over 1,500 Presets that accompany modo 401 are only the beginning; Luxology has built a new online content sharing system for the worldwide modo community to create, modify, and share materials, props, profiles, and lighting environments.

Expanded modeling toolset in modo 401 enables artists and designers to quickly add shape detail to 3D models by leveraging 1D and 2D profiles in a variety of modeling operations. New options for conforming to an underlying mesh facilitate retopology operations on top of complex CAD data or scanned datasets. The new replica modeling tools in modo 401 let you impart trillion polygon detail to scenes like leaves, barnacles, thorns, or rivets – all with minimal impact on stored scene size. Lighting enhancements in the modo renderer include caustics, dispersion, blurry refraction, volumetric lighting, and support for deep shadows, light linking, and multiple environments. A new Shadow catcher feature lets you easily integrate your model into an existing photo (see image at top of page).

Gary Haus

Faster Preview in modo 401 delivers an even more realistic view of the scene during the content creation process, as well as responsive navigation control even on larger scenes. The Preview renderer also supports more advanced lighting effects and will progressively render to near final image quality.

Omar Malkosh


modo® 401

Create At The Speed of Thought. System Requirements Chris Golchert

More realistic materials give modo 401 users the ability to represent carbon fiber and highly glossy clear coat surfaces, as well as to utilize fibrous materials like fur, hair, and tinsel. Fur can be combed and guided interactively, and a variety of Fur Presets are included with modo.

• Minimum 2GB RAM • Minimum 2GB available hard disk space • OpenGL®-accelerated graphics card capable of at least 1024x768 resolution >> Macintosh® • Mac® OS X 10.4 or later • Macintosh® G5 or Intel processor >> Windows® • Windows XP/Vista (32 and 64 bit) • Intel® Pentium® 4 or better processor

Andy Brown

Greg Leuenberger

New data import and export options include the new Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks 2009 file importer, an updated FBX loader, and the ability to round trip COLLADA files from a growing list of complementary 3D software applications. modo 401 also can read .LXO files from Bentley Systems MicroStation software. Simon Van de Lagemaat

Mechanical animation assemblies or “rigs” can be created which enable complex movements from a simple set of controls. This is facilitated by the new ability to drive the channels from one item to another item, plus the introduction of animation Modifiers and Constraints. Dynamic parenting (animatable) and 2-joint Inverse kinematics control over joints are also provided.

“With modo 401 I get outstanding results, and it is an amazing tool engineered from the ground up for today’s projects.” Gary Coulter

Fuzzygoat Limited, Shepperton Film Studios.

Visit www.luxology.com

© Copyright 2009 Luxology LLC. modo is a registered trademark of Luxology LLC., in the USA and/or other countries. All products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders

modo 401 enhancements (continued):


Create at the Speed of Thought.

Physically based Ray-tracer with real-time Preview

World class hybrid polygon and Subdivision surface modeler

• Full featured polygon/ SubD modeler • Integrated Sculpting • Line/curve creation and import tools • UV editor • 3D painting • Profile modeling • Double line wall creation

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• Global illumination, Volumetric lighting, Physical sun and sky, HDRI, Caustics, Dispersion, and photometric lighting • Depth of field, Motion blur • Fur material (hair, tinsel, grass) and Clear coat • Render baking and numerous Render outputs • Materials editor with extensive texture and procedural-driven appearances

Instances Replicators Polygon reduction Support for re-topology operations Deformation Duplication Snapping and symmetry Sketch

Animation

Animate virtually any property in your scene

Presets

Wiek Luijken

• Keyframe animation • Graph editor • Work in seconds, frames, SMPTE or filmcode • Morph targets • Vertex map deformers • Centers and Pivots • Inverse kinematics

• Fresnel effects, Blurry refraction, and Subsurface scattering • Micropolygon displacement and Replicators (trillion polygon detail) • Stereoscopic and spherical camera support • Multi-threaded for use on up to 32 cores • Network rendering on up to 50 workstations • Real-time Preview

• Constraints and Modifiers • Channel linking / Dynamic relationships • MDD file import to render your animations in modo • Create rigs with simple controls

Over 1,500 Presets (pre-built materials, props and environments) speed workflow

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Material presets Mesh presets Environment presets Light presets Camera presets

• Profile presets • Assembly presets • Content-sharing website sponsored by Luxology

© Copyright 2009 Luxology LLC. modo is a registered trademark of Luxology LLC., in the USA and/or other countries. All products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders

Modeling

Rendering

Tim Cooper

modo® delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting, and rendering in a single integrated and accelerated package for the PC and Mac. More than just mere features, modo is a truly elegant integration of technology, raw horsepower and refined workflow.


Create at the Speed of Thought. Alfredo Martiz Jaen

The modoÂŽ community is one of the most active and vibrant 3D communities on the Web. As a modo user, you are surrounded by a worldwide group of online artists who are constantly sharing their work, creating scripts, and driving the future development of modo.

Andy Brown

Who Uses modo? Architects, industrial designers, graphic artists, package designers, game designers, educators, production studios, fine artists, scientists, photographers, and re-touchers all use modo.

Learning modo provides access to an extensive array of continuously updated online learning videos and an integrated Help system.

Image Gallery To see an image gallery consisting of thousands of images (organized by type and searchable by keyword), obtain free evaluation software, and much more go to www.luxology.com.

Gelmi

Alredo Martiz Jaen from Panama is one of many modo customers profiled on the Luxology website. Please visit and learn about modo users from all over the world in the Community section of our website.

Š Copyright 2009 Luxology LLC. modo is a registered trademark of Luxology LLC., in the USA and/or other countries. All products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders


modo® for Designers

Create at the Speed of Thought.

Sampaio

Concept modeling modo® is a powerful tool for concept modeling at the design ideation stage. Based upon a flexible geometry type called subdivision surfaces, modo offers freeform design opportunities for designers of all kinds. modo excels at creating “structured organic shapes,” which are objects that have detailed organic features in conjunction with mechanical or engineered shapes. The surface detail might be an extruded tire tread, foil wrapping, plastic scrubbing fibers, embossed details — whatever you want. Need to iterate on a concept? modo is your tool.

Seth Richardson

Alex Efimov

modo delivers exquisite surface detail and accurate modeling of soft and hard surfaces.

The Lumina Lamp image shows how modo can be used to model organically-shaped consumer product goods that convey expression.

Henk Dawson

Tim Cooper

You can sculpt or paint on 3D surfaces in modo without going to another software package. At the concept stage, sometimes it is easier to paint things like parting lines than to model every detail.

Use modo to quickly model new concepts or neighboring structures for environmental studies.


modo® for Designers

Create at the Speed of Thought.

Andreas Jonason

Digital Visualization Modo gives you full control over not just the shape of your designs but also how they are rendered and lit. You can create any look you want from subtle clay renderings to fully photorealistic images for marketing. That’s because modo is equipped with one of the fastest and most capable renderers available.

Visualization

modo® gives you full control over not just the shape of your designs, but also how they are rendered and lit. You can create any look you want, from subtle clay renderings to fully 3 1 photorealistic images for marketing because modo is equipped with one of the fastest and most capable renderers available. That is why the leading CAD software vendors like Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks® Corp. and Bentley® Systems have incorporated the Luxology renderer into their own 3D software packages.

Tridigy

Gwen Fierens

The Preview renderer in modo updates instantly as you model, apply new materials or place your subject in new environments. Read files into modo from Dassault Systemes Solidworks® and Bentley® Systems MicroStation for advanced visualization.

Physically-based shading lets you use real world lighting values, achieve subtle effects like blurred reflections, and get realistic highlights on metal surfaces.

Barry Croucher

Micropolygon displacement lets you show incredible surface detail on your designs.

Andy Brown

Generalized turbo with colorized overlays shows temperature of gases.

© Copyright 2009 Luxology LLC. modo is a registered trademark of Luxology LLC., in the USA and/or other countries. All products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders


modo® for Artists

Create at the Speed of Thought. Model, Sculpt, Paint, Animate The process of creating and modeling has evolved, and the results show it. Nowadays, the old linear workflow of modeltexture-render has been replaced by a new freedom to paint, sculpt, and tweak your model – all while seeing your creation in stunning graphic detail thanks to modo’s amazing Preview renderer. It is like performing hundreds or thousands of test renderings before you go to final rendering. 3

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Clive Biley, Smoke and Mirrors

Game developers love modo for its potent combination of efficient modeling tools, strong UV editing, and its ability to easily bake out render passes that add detail in real-time environments.

Ryan Drue

Rick Baker

The modo renderer is well known for its balance of quality and speed, plus features like Subsurface scattering and Micropolygon displacement.

John Hayes

“When we first saw the Canon bobsleigh layout and specifications, we were not sure how we were going to turn this image around in the short time necessary; just five working days. Thanks to modo’s fantastic modeling, duplication, and instancing tools, two of us managed to build from scratch the whole scene which consisted of over 250 thousand subdivided pieces of paper. We then used modo’s renderer which we knew could cope with this amount of data to create our final image of 21,0000 pixel by 8500 pixels. Once again, modo came through. Everybody was extremely happy and we got to go home!”

Gelmi

Clive Biley

Trillion polygon renderings can lend astonishing detail to your creations.

With modo’s subdivision surface modeler, you can create almost any shape. You have sculpting tools to push and shape your surfaces, and paint brushes that let you brush on color or even bump maps from images.


modo® for Artists

Create at the Speed of Thought. Josh Kitney

Digital Visualization Modo gives you full control over not just the shape of your designs but also how they are rendered and lit. You can create any look you want from subtle clay renderings to fully photorealistic images for marketing. That’s because modo is equipped with one of the fastest and most capable renderers available. 3

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The modo® renderer produces stunning results in a fraction of the time that you might expect. Every renderer has its individual characteristics, and the modo renderer consistently delivers results that exceed expectations. A companion Preview renderer gives you an updated look at your scene throughout the content creation process so that you know exactly what you will get when you proceed to the final rendering stage.

Simon Hodgkiss

Gelmi

Render out images at extremely high resolution for print ads like this one from a master artist from Brazil.

Simon Van de Lagemaat

modo can deliver crisp, detailed images with exactly the look you need.

A character from “The Adventures of Raz & Benny” episodic series rendered in modo at 2K resolution on a render farm. Learn more about the production on the Luxology website.

“Pound for pound, you get more polys rendered in modo without the headaches. Life is too short to be messing with settings to get your machines rendering your shots.”

Simon Hodgkiss, Director and Producer of “The Adventures of Raz & Benny” by SPHdigital Ltd.

© Copyright 2009 Luxology LLC. modo is a registered trademark of Luxology LLC., in the USA and/or other countries. All products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders

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