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Luxology Releases modo 201, Download available

modo 201 delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering in a single integrated and accelerated platform.
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25 May 2006 – Luxology, LLC has announced the immediate availability of modo 201, modo 201 boasts an unprecedented integration of modeling, painting and rendering technologies, backed by a cutting-edge toolset, advanced software ergonomics and a streamlined learning path. While modo provides important advantages across modeling, painting, and rendering, it is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Each part of modo was designed to improve the capabilities and workflow possibilities across the entire platform. modo 201 delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering in a single integrated and accelerated platform.

Advanced Modeling Technology-modo has the fastest, most advanced polygonal and subdivision surface 3D modeling environment available, specifically designed to help you accomplish more in less time than ever before. Built as an integrated modeler, painter, and renderer, modo’s modeling features provide unparalleled versatility and customizability, all while making your work easier and more fun.Simplify and optimize complex meshes with true mesh instancing: click, drag, done. UV map creation with UV Unwrap and Solid Sketch allows rapid creation of base SDS meshes and Mesh Paint for painting geometric details on existing mesh surfaces.
Integrated Painting Tools
With modo, you see what you're painting as you're painting, creating one of the most natural painting experiences in 3D. modo leverages GPU technology to take advantage of modern OpenGL hardware, letting you view updates to your model and paint layers immediately in modo's unique 3D viewport. Additionally, you can view your rendered model as you’re painting in the constantly updating progressive rendering window
Accelerated Rendering Technology
modo's render engine was developed from the ground up to render the highest quality images, quickly and simply. modo comes out of the box with a streamlined and intuitive UI and great defaults to produce excellent rendered image quality. Like to tweak? Go to town and configure the renderer to your heart's content. The modo render engine is fast. Seriously fast. It can render billions of polygons at enormous frame sizes. And when it comes to quality, options like Physically-Based Shading make the production of world class images and baked textures a natural extension of your modeling and painting. Quite simply, this is the most modern and advanced render technology available, built to cut your production time and increase your ability to flex your creative muscle.
Workflow boosts Fluid interactive experience extended via dramatic OpenGL acceleration and advanced OpenGL light and shading including per pixel shading, multi-texturing and real time bump mapping, as well as extended user control over input with complete mouse and keyboard remapping.
Price of modo 201 - Boxed is $895 and for update version $395 . With the Boxed Version a copy of modo 201 will be shipped to you on DVD with a printed manual at an additional shipping and handling charge. You will still have the ability to download the complete modo 201 installation after your purchase so you can get working while waiting for your boxed version to arrive.

About Luxology
Luxology, LLC is an independent technology group consisting of many of the most notable brains in the field of 3D animation and special FX. Founded by Allen Hastings, Stuart Ferguson and Brad Peebler, Luxology employs a team that includes some of the top engineering talent on the planet.For more information please visit www.luxology.com.
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