Luxology previewed 'modo' - a new subdivision surface mode...

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Looks good and seems to have Lightwave compatibility, which is what I use, but there really isn't all that much info on *what* it is or how much its going to be.

    Anyone have an inside clue on this?

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  2. arn macrumors god

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    you know -- luxology is a strange company..

    I forget the details -- but the guys that started it have been real secretive. The Mac OS X demo at WWDC was the first actual product anyone had seen from them.

    We'll see I guess.

    The screenshots are interesting.

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  3. Mac Kiwi macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds to me like a high end modeller,ie Rhino competition only for Mac as well.Look at how sucessful Wings 3D has been.



    Also looks like Mirai may be coming back :)

    http://www.izware.com/



    Maxon just released Bodypaint 3D 2 as well.An expensive upgrade but well worth it I think.

    http://www.maxon.net/usa/index.html


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  4. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    I am not sure it is going to be a competition for Rhino, since it is a polygonal/Sub-D modeler (vs. NURBS in Rhino).

    But I am intrigued at what the target user base is for this product. I mean, every major 3D package already comes with an extensive toolset for modeling. Luxology claims that you can setup modo to work/look like your current work environment in max, lightwave, maya etc... but why would you use it in the first place, rather than stick to an integrated package ? Is this supposed to be a complementary product to standalone animation programs (Motion Builder, Messiah, Animanium...) ? I guess we will find out soon.

    p.s: Izware 'will be right back' for months now...;)
     
  5. Mac Kiwi macrumors 6502a

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    Ah I didnt know izware was going to be right back for that long :D.Bay Raiit has been using Mirai to model the LOTR creatures I believe.I am also told by a number of people that {in their opinion} Mirai has the best modeller of all,so maybe if Modo had cracked something new and mega intuitive it could still be a modeller,maybe a new angle on normal mapping for instance?,but ya we will wait and see.



    What do you think of Bodypaint 3D 2? ,I use 1 myself and 2 is a major upgrade.



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  6. cb911 macrumors 601

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  7. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    modo came out today, you can buy it online (download). Looking forward to reading actual reviews...

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