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Luxology announces milestone release of modo

Luxology LLC has launched modo 301, a major upgrade to its 3D content creation software for Mac OSX and Windows.

Luxology LLC has launched modo 301, a major upgrade to its 3D content creation software for Mac OSX and Windows. A milestone on the modo roadmap, modo 301 is an "all systems grow" release that includes comprehensive improvements to modeling, painting and rendering and the addition of two new core capabilities: sculpting and item animation. Luxology plans to ship modo 301 during summer 2007.

"Our vision for modo has always been to allow artists to create 3D content without limits," said Brad Peebler, president of Luxology. "The capabilities within modo have tripled since modo was introduced over two years ago. The amount of expanded and entirely new features available in modo 301 is a true testament to the strength of our underlying Nexus architecture."

Highlights of Modo 301 include strengthened capabilities across modo's core toolsets - modeling, painting and rendering - while further improving workflow. Two new core capabilities in Modo include true-3D sculpting and the ability to animate items and their properties. Modo's subdivision modeler has been further equipped to support the rapid creation of organic shapes and the construction of precise rigid models.

Modo also includes other features such as Fluid 3D Painting, a built-in capability for network rendering (cross platform) of high-resolution stills and animation sequences as well as a smoother workflow.