Indie content creation tool company Luxology announced the launch of its new generation 3D modeling system modo at this year’s SIGGRAPH event. modo combines a powerful, real-time subdivision surface modeling engine with a user-centric, highly costumizable interface and includes hundreds of production tools, which can be repeatedly modified to handle numerous modeling tasks.
Considered more of a 3D modeling platform than a traditional software application, modo is designed to be flexible enough to model everything from organics to hard surfaces, and to work comfortably in low-res real-time meshes, high-res film models, and everything in between.
"modo allows 3D modelers to create without obstacles," says Luxology’s president, Brad Peebler. 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 extensio of the artist’s imagination than a simple tool."
Modo will be available in early September though Luxology and its global partners. It will ship on a single disc supporting both Mac OS X and Windows. Modo will sell for a suggested retail price of $895, with a limited intro price of $695. For more info on modo and other Luxology 3D content creation tools, visit www.luxology.com.