Luxology LLC, creators of the modo subdivision surface and polygonal 3D modeling platform, have announced the immediate availability of a universal binary version of modo for Intel-based Macintosh computers. Specifically designed for 3D artists working on games, films, TV, print, architecture and web productions, modo offers a cutting-edge toolset with painless pipeline integration, advanced software ergonomics and a streamlined learning path so users can accomplish more in less time.
Apple used modo to conduct iMac performance benchmarks and found that the universal binary version offers more than twice the speed when running on iMacs that use Intel Core Duo technology. Furthermore, the combination boosts performance up to five times faster than previous top-of-the-line PowerBooks when testing the rendering speed of the modo 201 beta version.
‘modo’s uniquely clean architecture made it possible for us to be one of the first graphics applications to take advantage of the Intel Core Duo technology,’ says Luxology president Brad Peebler. ‘While the current modo universal binary version will result in much faster performance on the Intel-based Macs, the new rendering features in modo 201 will run up to five times faster on the new systems.’ Luxology is scheduled to ship modo 201 this April.
The universal binary version of modo is free for registered modo users, and is available for immediate download at www.modo3d.com. Customers who purchase modo now will get a free upgrade to modo 201 in April. Carrying a suggested retail price of $89, 5 modo is available through Luxology and its worldwide partners and ships on a single disc supporting both Mac OSX and Windows platforms.