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Luxology Shows at MacWorld and Apple Store By Ko Maruyama
Slowing down and relaxing in the brilliant glow of recent accolades from CMP is not something that Luxology's Brad Peebler was about to do.    There is no slowing down for the company's president, or for the software.  After receiving the award in the annual Front Line Awards, Peebler made sure that attendees at Macworld were able to get personal demos of the software.

?We appreciate this coveted award and public recognition for what many game developers have already discovered that modo can make a significant difference in artist productivity, said Brad Peebler, president of Luxology. ?modo offers a level of speed and control for 3D content creation that has artists rallying to get it into their companies pipelines.

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In 2005 Luxology showed the world modo 102.  Last year, modo 201 was introduced at MacWorld.  This year, with several new products already in heavy rotation - and obviously popular in the gaming community - Luxology presented ImageSynth and Modo 202 (again n the Apple Developer Pavilion in the South Hall).

After the first day of MacWorld, the Apple Store on Stockton hosted Luxology in the store's theater where Brad showed off even more cool modo work to a packed house.  These pictures from Luxology of Brad at the Apple Store don't begin to tell half the story.

modo 202 was chosen as the ?Best Art Tool in the ninth annual Front Line Awards competition. The awards are bestowed by the CMP Game Groups Game Developer magazine in a competition that honors excellence and innovation in hardware and software for programming, art, audio and game components. Winners were selected for their ability to advance the art of game creation by crafting more efficient and effective tools.

?Every once in a while a tool comes around that really gets people excited, and right now that tool is modo, said Seneca Menard, 3D artist at id Software. ?modo is a clear favorite among our artists and every week we find some new way to speed up our work - whether through a specific hotkey, a new custom tool preset, a multi-tool-combination, or a new macro or script.

You can check out the software yourself by downloading a 30-day demo version of the software from the Luxology site, for Mac or PC.

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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