Leading computer graphics and visual effects software developer, Luxology are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of MODO 701.
This brand new major release of MODO will significantly enhance the modelling, sculpting, animation, effects and rendering workflows and continue to add value with a number of new features.
Over the last year, the development team has listened to a huge amount of customer feedback and subsequently made significant enhancements to the core functionality in this new version.
MODO 701 highlights
- Procedural particle engine with an easy to use pre-set workflow
- Audio playback and a sound channel modifier, bringing animations to life
- 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 large scenes
- New Python interpreter, making python execution many times faster ␣ Unlimited network rendering
Additionally, following a substantial internal engineering effort and with the assistance of partner, The Foundry, MODO will soon be available on Linux, bringing it to all three platforms.
Brad Peebler, Co-Founder of Luxology comments:
“We’ve made such big improvements to the existing architecture of the software in MODO 701 that 601 users will notice a huge leap forward. We’ve also added some really cool functionality like the new particle system. This release will truly deliver on the philosophy that perfection comes through refinement. As always, we have pushed the limits and can’t wait to find out what you all think.”
Hagop (Kane) Kaneboughazian, Senior Animation Director at Viscira
“MODO 701 has the fastest, most highly interactive and powerful render engine available today – to me it's almost real-time, which is kind of freaky. A lot of improvements have gone into this release that will be really useful for 3D content creators. The foundation of MODO 701's particle system is going to open the door for insane capabilities and features to the MODO community.”
Jeffrey Jasper, Digital FX Supervisor & Technical Lead, NEW DEAL STUDIOS comments: “The performance improvements and added features in MODO 701 have our artists jumping for joy. The rendering improvements in both preview and final rendering are also phenomenal. 701 just feels so fast!”
More information on the release and its features will be released in the coming weeks.
About Luxology / The Foundry
Based in Mountain View, Calif., Luxology® is a 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 2001, by Allen Hastings, Stuart Ferguson and Brad Peebler, Luxology is home to some of the top 3D engineering expertise in the computer graphics industry.
Luxology’s MODO is at the centre of an active global user community producing models, images and animations of the highest quality. Luxology’s rendering technology is under licence to Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation and Bentley Systems, Incorporated.
In September 2012, The Foundry merged with Luxology. Together they develop award-winning computer graphics and visual effects (VFX) software used globally by leading artists and designers. The portfolio lets users create inspiring and technical high-end visuals across a wide range of industries including film, TV, commercial and games, as well as the CAD, design and architecture markets.
The Foundry has a stable of award-winning 2D and 3D VFX software including its industry standard compositor NUKE.
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