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These Luxology modo Tutorial videos are the ideal way for users to quickly advance their working knowledge of this powerful application. Taught by a leading modo expert, practical working files also accompany this self-paced training series.
Luxology modo 401 Tutorial Video – Training
This hands-on Luxology modo 401 Tutorial video – Training CD highlights all of the program’s new and important features and also provides an in-depth introduction to those getting their hands on the software for the first time.
Led by animation and design professional Dwayne Ferguson, this in-depth course uses an engaging format that helps users get started more quickly and also retain the skills learned. A realtime video feed of the modo interface is front and center, showing you everything you need to know about modo from within modo itself. The voice-over narration and provided sample files help guide users through creative techniques one step at a time.
The lessons are available on CD / DVD and also accessible online through an affordable subscription service. The tutorials are perfect for anyone with budget or schedule demands, because the course costs hundreds less than a corporate seminar and lets you start learning even if you have only a few minutes each day.
modo 401: New features for the next step in 3D Design
Over the last few years, modo has gained a strong reputation as a versatile tool for a wide range of 3D tasks. Adopted by powerhouses like Pixar, the modo toolset offers superb modeling capabilities and an advanced rendering engine that lets you take advantage the full power of modern workstations as well has whole networks of machines.
modo 401 moves forward right where the previous release left off. The stability issues that sometimes came up with rendering are gone, and the rendering engine now offers better motion blur, a shadow catcher shader, and numerous lighting enhancements that really make your productions come off the screen.
The new instance replicator means doing cityscapes, forests, armies of soldiers and any large-scale environments with repetitive elements is as painless as ever. And somewhat related, the new “Fur” tool gives designers a quick and easy way to compose patches of hair, grass or any other fibrous material with realistic and adjustable movement quality.
As modo is still pretty young, its animation functionality leaves room for improvement, but 401 now has constraints, channel linking and a versatile Inverse Kinematics engine to achieve more intricate types of movement. Although right now it’s just one powerful tool in more extensive professional animation pipelines, it’s expected that modo’s capabilities in this department will continue to expand in the future.
And some great news: the fast modeling tools that by which modo has made its name have gotten even better. With support of 64 bit operation in the Windows version, every point of creation is faster and smoother, and enhancements to the Pen tool and new features like Drag Weld and Smoothing are a natural extension of the much respected toolset.
There’s never been a better time to learn modo, really. modo 401 is the most capable version to date, and familiarizing yourself with the tools now will only help you prepare for even better features expected in versions to come. The hands-on tutorial video offers a practical way to get started with Luxology modo for beginners and experienced designers alike.