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This is your modo on TVLuxology.TV launches online
During SIGGRAPH 2007, I had a chance to sit down with Brad and Bob and talk about the launch of luxology.tv. In an answer to the modo community's eagerness to share their best trick, luxology.tv is set up to host some how-to videos. Face it - 3D applications are dynamic. We need to SEE what's going on, and QuickTime is really the best delivery. Users can watch it online, or download it and save it to watch later.
In addition to the How-To style movies, luxology.tv will also showcase a gallery of work done by modo users. Of course, in an effort to keep the content on-track, Luxology (including Brad himself) will be moderating content for both the gallery submissions and tutorial movies.
This is a TV on Modo
I'll be interested to see what happens with the "Gallery" or the "Tutorials" links on the site - - they'll probably be absorbed into the Luxology.TV link.
While I haven't seen a feed on iTunes for a modo podcast from Luxology yet (although I do know that Brad has an internal mo'cast, and Null Institute has a separate third party podcast).
?Video is the richest medium for explaining how to use 3D software, and Luxology has long advocated its use by integrating over 1GB of videos directly into modo, posting weekly video updates on our website, and encouraging customers to share their experiences via video clips, said Brad Peebler, president and co-founder of Luxology. ?Luxology TV is a dynamic new vehicle that allows us to aggregate and share a vast amount of video training and other topical subject matter across the entire 3D community.
Luxology TV contains two main categories of video clips: training and a presentation gallery. The training area includes ?how-to video clips, and the gallery contains animations and non-instructional videos. Visitors can browse through an array of video thumbnails with associated text descriptions and search for video clips based on key words, industries or general 3D topics. (For example users can search for videos on subjects such UV editing, sculpting or animation). When a video is located and selected for viewing, Luxology TV will also populate the page with thumbnails of related videos. This infrastructure provides an efficient way to locate, play and/or download videos of interest.
?Luxology TV is still it its early stages and is currently being loaded with high resolution video content, continued Peebler. ?Some of the first submissions to Luxology TV are videos that were done by modo beta testers and highlight animation, sculpting and other new features in the upcoming modo 301.
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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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