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Luxology Launches Next Generation Modeler, modoAdvanced sub-division surface modeler; designed for any type of 3D model (August 10, 2004)
Luxology LLC, an independent technology company creating high-end 3D content creation tools, today announced the launch of modo, its next generation 3D modeling system. One of the most advanced sub-division modelers on the market, modo combines a powerful, real-time subdivision surface modeling engine with a user-centric, highly customizable interface and includes hundreds of production-oriented tools, which can be repeatedly modified to handle the trickiest of modeling tasks. Luxology will unveil modo to the general public at SIGGRAPH 2004, and begin shipping to customers in early September 2004.
More of a 3D modeling platform than a traditional software application, modo revolutionizes the way modeling transpires for 3D artists developing games, films, TV and Web productions. modo is designed to be flexible enough to model everything from organics to hard surfaces, and to comfortably work in low-resolution real-time meshes, high-resolution film models, and anything in between.
"modo allows 3D modelers to create without obstacles," said Brad Peebler, president of Luxology. "By developing modo with the input of many of the world's premier artists, we've come up with a product that is more like an extension of the artist's imagination than a simple tool. modo simply doesn't get in the way."
modo has been tested extensively through a beta site program that includes leading edge artists and companies from around the world. Testing was done through a variety of projects ranging from commercials and TV programs to high end games and feature films.
"modo creates a new standard by which all digital content creation software will be measured," said Jake Carvey of Spin Off Studios. "From innovative and intuitive modeling tools, to an outstanding, fully customizable interface, modo delivers unprecedented modeling performance in a tight package."
Feature highlights in modo include:
* Artist Driven Workflow: Advanced, dynamic workflow with fluid user interface allows users to constantly evolve modo to perfectly fit their specific method.
* Added Flexibility: Tool composites enable artists to use tools easily and independently with any combination of modifiers to create a nearly limitless set of advanced modeling tools.
* Advanced Help System: Comprehensive, fully integrated help system provides users with training video clips to cut the learning curve drastically.
* Seamless Pipeline Integration: modo is designed for smooth insertion into existing 3D pipelines.
Luxology has also launched the modo product Web site that provides up-to-date information, including feature descriptions, education and training for modo, and purchase information. For more information visit www.luxology.com.
modo at SIGGRAPH 2004
Luxology will show modo at the SIGGRAPH conference and exhibition Aug. 10 - 12, 2004 in Los Angeles at the following exhibitors' booths:
* Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), booth 1334
* Apple, booth 1401
* ATI Technologies, booth 1101
* PNY Technologies, booth 1746
Pricing and Availability
modo will be available in early September through Luxology and its worldwide partners. modo will ship on a single disc supporting both Mac OS X and Windows. modo will sell for a suggested retail price of USD $895, with a limited-time introductory price of USD $695.
Luxology, LLC is an independent technology company developing high-end 3D content creation tools, focusing on film, television, gaming and print. Founded by Allen Hastings, Stuart Ferguson and Brad Peebler, Luxology employs a team that includes some of the top engineering talent on the planet.
For more information on Luxology, visit http://www.luxology.com.
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