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Luxology Reveals Technology and Development Roadmap

Future plans for modo integrate modeling, rendering and animation (August 03, 2005)

Luxology, LLC, the creator of modo, presented the details of its product development roadmap last night at a special event at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. The presentation included the announcement of modo 201, which expands the companys flagship product beyond advanced modeling to integrate modeling, painting and rendering. Luxologys roadmap also laid out aggressive plans for future modo releases that integrate modeling, rendering and animation as well as provide customized support for specific industries.

?Our product roadmap calls for modo to evolve into a comprehensive 3D design environment that entirely redefines intuitive and integrated workflow, said Brad Peebler, president of Luxology. ?This means the 3D design community can feel confident in looking to modo to go far beyond the frustrating limitations of the status quo both today and in the future.

Luxology cited its proprietary application development platform, code named ?Nexus, as responsible for many of the advances previewed in the product roadmap. Nexus is a central platform within which all of modos capabilities are developed. As new capabilities are fully ready for production, new versions of modo are created or ?baked from this integrated platform. This novel approach enables modo to deliver a whole new level of workflow integration with reduced development time and extremely competitive price points.

?While modos capabilities continue to grow, our goal and value proposition will remain unchanged, said Brad Peebler. ?modo will always be about looking at 3D design from the designers perspective. Our roadmap calls for modo to continue to deliver intuitive advances in big ways and small ways that make 3D designers wonder why they havent been able to work in a fluid, integrated 3D environment all along. The end result is the freedom to create and work faster.

A history and summary of Luxologys product roadmap is as follows.

Phase 1: Nexus ?Breadth Development (2001-2003) - This phase involved creating a framework for time variable media, focusing on 3D content, to develop an integrated system for modeling, rendering and animation.

Phase 2: Nexus Modeling ?Depth Development (2003-2004) - This phase focused on proving the Nexus concept with the first application ?bake. The success of this first bake signaled the birth of modo on Sept. 27, 2004.

Phase 3: modo 201 and Linux (2005-2006) - This is where Luxology is today, with the announcement and imminent availability of modo 201, an integrated modeling, painting and rendering 3D design environment. Phase 3 will also involve the announcement of Linux support for modo.

Phase 4 and Beyond: The Future of modo (2005-2006) - modos future promises a comprehensive modeling, rendering and animation pipeline as well as industry-specific configurations. The fluid nature of the core Nexus architecture allows Luxology to leverage a single application architecture into multiple markets without sacrificing focused specificity for the 3D designer.

Pricing and Availability
modo 201 is scheduled for general availability during Q4 2005. You can purchase modo now at an introductory price of USD $695, and receive a free modo 201 upgrade upon the products shipment. Current modo users can pre-order the modo 201 upgrade for the introductory price of USD $295. modo 201 will be available through Luxology and its worldwide partners and ships on a single disc supporting both Mac OS X and Windows platforms. To purchase modo and learn more about the upcoming modo 201 release, visit or contact Luxology at (650) 378-8506.

About Luxology
Based in San Mateo, Calif., Luxology, LLC is an independent technology company developing high-end 3D content creation tools that enhance productivity for artists working in the film, television, gaming and print industries. modo, the companys inaugural product, is rapidly being recognized as one the most efficient and advanced 3D modeling tools in the industry. Founded in 2002 by Allen Hastings, Stuart Ferguson and Brad Peebler, Luxologys team boasts some of the top engineering talent and industry expertise on the planet.

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