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modo 302 adds natural lighting tools

updated 07:20 pm EDT, Thu April 3, 2008

modo 302

Luxology has announced a modo 302, the newest version of its 3D content creation software. Free for registered modo 301 customers, modo 302 adds new natural lighting capabilities, additional layered Photoshop file support, an animation Track View, new modeling tools and numerous other enhancements. Luxology is also making available the first version of the modo File I/O software development kit (SDK), which allows developers to import or export data directly from modo. modo combines a real-time subdivision surface modeling engine with an artist-focused set of tools.

The new Flex tool provides an way to select and pose meshes, and the sculpting tools are made more fluid with a new soft brush that smoothly interpolates strokes. Also, the new Physical Sun and Physical Sky simulation provide realistic sky color and light intensity based on location, date and time of day. For added realism, modo now renders blooms for intensely lit or glowing areas. Finally, layered PSD files can now be used to automatically create texture layers in modo's Shader Tree.

modo sells for $900, and registered modo 301 customers receive modo 302 free of charge. modo is sold and supported by a network of authorized Luxology resellers around the globe.

by MacNN Staff



  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969


    that might be enough

    If the 'realisitic light capabilities' become anything closer to spec'ing real light types with real parameters like wattage and throw distance, etc. for archvis, this might be worth the renewal of my license. This warrants actually visiting their site

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