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Luxology Announces Milestone Release of modo

modo 301 Deepens Core Functionality for Modeling, Painting and Rendering; Adds New Sculpting, Animation and Network Rendering (May 17, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-5-17--Luxology® LLC, an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software, today 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, real-time 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.

More details about modo 301, including a detailed video introduction to the software, are now on the Luxology website at Additional information will be added as the company prepares its community for this new version of modo. 

About modo
modo is an award-winning 3D modeling, painting and rendering software designed to accelerate the creation of world-class models, associated color and normal maps, and ultra high-quality renderings. modo’s modern workflow and advanced toolset deliver increased productivity and performance for 3D artists working in a variety of disciplines including product design, architectural visualization, packaging design and a variety of entertainment industries.  modo’s innovative and powerful artist-friendly toolset offers one of the fastest paths to creating great content for games and is a recipient of the renowned Game Developer Front Line Award. 

Pricing and Availability
modo ships with one license that supports both Mac OSX and Windows and sells for a suggested retail price of USD $895. A free 30-day full-function evaluation version of modo 203 is available for immediate download from Existing modo users can now reserve an upgrade to modo 301 for the special price of $295 by visiting 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.

Luxology also offers a wide array of modo training videos and other educational materials designed to enhance the modo learning process for novice and experienced users. To purchase, learn more about modo, and see a gallery of stunning user images, please visit or contact Luxology at (650) 378-8506.

About Luxology
Based in San Mateo, 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. 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 Luxology, its flagship product modo™, a gallery of artists’ images and the active modo community is available online at


© Copyright 2007 Luxology LLC. modo and Nexus are trademarks 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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