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Modo

Version 16.0v1

3D Modeling, Paint and Render in one application.

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Modo overview

MODO brings you the next generation of 3D modeling, animation, sculpting, effects and rendering in a powerful integrated package. An end-to-end solution delivering raw horsepower, refined technology, and robust workflows, MODO is the creative option of choice for artists and designers around the world - from home-based hobbyists to Hollywood studios.

  • MODO makes creative exploration possible with fast and intuitive polygon modeling and sculpting tools that allow you more time to explore and visualize new ideas
  • Offers out-of-the-box value with highly-integrated modeling, painting, sculpting, effects, animation and unlimited network rendering capabilities
  • Ensures consistency with a philosophy of tool re-use, easy-to-learn workflows and a fully customizable UI that is unmatched in any other 3D software
  • Integrates seamlessly into existing pipelines with built-in Python scripting and versatile SDK
  • Get instant results for interactive design reviews with the use of the photorealistic preview render

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What’s new in version 16.0v1

Updated on Apr 28 2022

  • Modo 16.0 provides a range of features and enhancements that provide the tools that are necessary to create smarter. From the flexible and powerful new Wrap Effector, to the efficient auto-baking capabilities of Texture Cache, Modo enables intelligent workflows to quickly achieve the results you need.
  • Lattice and Wrap deformers are an essential rigging and modeling capability. Modo’s new Wrap Effector intelligently satisfies the needs of both types of deformation in one easy to use tool. Artists can easily tune how precisely a cage mesh deforms a target mesh, ensuring the desired result. The cage mesh can also exist inside or outside of the target mesh. Along with many performance refinements, the new Wrap Effector is a valuable and flexible addition to Modo 16.0.
  • Modo has a novel method of containing multiple animations for assets via the actor/action system. With Modo 16.0, actions can now be easily exported in bulk instead of having to export each action individually.
  • Primitive Slice
  • Slice Effector
  • Primitive Slice and the Slice Effector tools enable rapid creation and iteration of Boolean modeling from curves and profiles which is an essential part of modern modeling workflows. In 16.0 We’ve added an array of enhancements to extend the capabilities and interactivity of these tools to expand the freedom of design exploration that Modo’s modeling toolset is already renowned for.
  • Selection in general has always been central to Modo’s potent modeling workflows. The Conditional Loop Tool builds on these powerful capabilities by allowing artists to define and control how loops are selected. Create how you want, and quickly add conditions that define whether you want to allow loops to cross each other or specify an angle where you want loop selection to end.
  • MeshFusion makes it astonishingly easy to produce detailed, hard surface meshes. where previously, it was easy to put MeshFusion in a state where the mesh can't be drawn, the new Automated Variable Strip Widths adjusts the start or end values of a strip automatically to ensure that a mesh can be generated and visually notifies users where automatic adjustments have been made.
  • Modo’s procedural modeling toolset continues to grow in power with every release. The addition of the Bridge Tool MeshOp introduces an assortment of impressive modeling capabilities that are certain to give artists and designers greater flexibility when leveraging Modo’s exciting procedural modeling system.
  • Edge Subdivide, which inserts a vertex onto an edge, has been added to Modo’s procedural modeling system. This also integrates seamlessly with Modo’s schematic workflows, allowing for precise placement of any desired number of vertices along an edge.
  • Modo 16.0 includes a new option to make a blank UV map whenever a new mesh item is added by default.
  • Accurate materials require layers and layers of images and procedural textures that are often blended together. Texture Cache will automatically bake these textures down to a simplified stack, improving viewport performance, allowing for viewport display of procedural textures and dramatically simplifying the process of baking final textures. And all of this happens in the background while you are working, enabling you to focus on creating.
  • Modo’s Shader Tree offers a powerful and familiar stack-based approach to shading that can be leveraged in many unique ways. It has now been enhanced to offer visualization of blend modes and opacity. Groups now display a graphic to specifically describe how a group is masking its contents. The contents of a group can also now be automatically reorganized by effects. With all of these enhancements, the shader tree is now easier to interpret than ever before.
  • Render denoising allows artists to spend less time waiting for renders to complete. Modo’s legacy renderer and the new path tracer mPath both produce images very quickly but the vast majority of render time without denoising is spent refining those last bits of noise. With the latest updates to Intel Open Image Denoise, renders can be completed faster while preserving quality.
  • Materials are often a collection of many images and each image affects a specific material attribute. For instance, an image that defines the color of a surface or an image that defines how transparent a surface is. These images often include the effect as part of the name of the texture. Auto Set Layer Effects will look at the name of an image when it’s imported to automatically determine the effect it should be set to, eliminating the need for artists to set these effects manually.
  • As an artist develops a workflow, the same set of actions are often repeated. Conditional commands in Modo 16.0 lets users define a condition that then automatically fires a command. For instance, maybe an artist notices that every time they go into vertex mode, they only ever use the vertex bevel tool. They could then use conditional commands to tell Modo "Every time I click on vertex mode, activate the vertex bevel tool for me." This further streamlines the user customization that has always been central to Modo.
  • Reliable measurement tools are an important part of asset creation and also for creation of visualizations. The Ruler/Grid MeshOp makes this easy for artists to set up as part of Modo’s procedural modeling system.
  • Modo has supported native import and export of Rhino 5 .3DM files for many years. Rhino 7 contains many new capabilities that we are now supporting direct mapping for, including subdivision surfaces with creasing, curves, points/point clouds, and meshes in general.
  • Modo’s snapping system is diverse and robust. Users can leverage snapping simultaneously to many different types of components and items. However, many times you just want to snap to one type of item and that requires turning off many items. Now you can use Alt-click to select a single type of component to snap to and any other types will automatically be disabled.

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License

Shareware

Size

1.49 GB

Downloads

11900

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
  • At least 4 GB RAM
  • At least 1GB of video memory / driver support for OpenGL 3.2
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time2poppop
time2poppop
Sep 7 2020
14.1v2
5.0
Sep 7 2020
5.0
Version: 14.1v2
Excellent !
Phaleron
Phaleron
Aug 11 2014
801
0.0
Aug 11 2014
0.0
Version: 801
I've had my eye on modo for some time, however, their pricing policy is far too agressive, so far as I am concerned. For the first 5 years, modo was stable price-wise, having increased from version 102 to 501 by only $100. In the last 4 years, though, it has gone from $995 to 1676 (yes, 68%), which in our current economy is suicidal. I've had a similar experience with Cinema 4D a few years ago, and their pricing policy forced me out of their game, though I love their product. Maxon, however, has been smart enough to introduce new trimmed-down versions at lower prices. Since, I expect modo 901 to sell above $2000 only one year from now, I must look elsewhere for similar, or near-similar software.
scott-m29
scott-m29
Aug 11 2014
801
5.0
Aug 11 2014
5.0
Version: 801
The best out there. Smooth and intuitive. Fast, beautiful renders. The one line description under the title here hardly scratches the surface. This is awesome software. The user base is positive and supportive.
niewiesznic-1
niewiesznic-1
Mar 31 2011
302
5.0
Mar 31 2011
5.0
Version: 302
Current version of modo is 501. Its the best 3D software I've met. It only lacks character animation (I wish it would merge with messiah). Oh, and its 64bit also :)
Beige
Beige
Oct 21 2008
302
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Oct 21 2008
0.0
Version: 302
It won't have me leaving Maya any time soon but the sculpting is nice. FIX THE BROKEN SYMMETRY AND YOU MIGHT SELL ME A COPY.
Ajoe
Ajoe
Sep 15 2008
302
5.0
Sep 15 2008
5.0
Version: 302
I've spent the better part of the past 2 months evaluating 3d apps, but modo set the bar so high that in the end it wasn't even a contest. Beautiful GUI, great stability (Intel), exceptional learning materials and support, and a sensible license (per user, not per computer) made the decision a no-brainer. It is not cheap and the learning curve is not short, but this is an incredible tool that you won't outgrow.
N-E-P-T-U-N-E
N-E-P-T-U-N-E
Jul 26 2008
302
5.0
Jul 26 2008
5.0
Version: 302
I looked for some good not to say best 3D Modeler and I think on Mac there is nothing better right now. I am planning to make some architectural visualizations. For that kind of work I still have to learn a lot more though. Thanks to the many videos in the Help section of the program and luxulogys website I could complete my project. And finally mastering modo and therfore the 3D modeling world should be only a matter of time. Btw. I am bloody hell newbie to it :) Using modo is a lot of fun to me, because you can learn everyday something new.
Stesoell
Stesoell
Apr 5 2008
302
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Apr 5 2008
0.0
Version: 302
Powerful modelling and rendering tool. The best GUI I've seen in the past (Huhu Autode*k ;). Friendly community and outstanding support from the developers. Top-notch Luxology TV and weekly modcast. Grab your trial and see.
Marsviolet
Marsviolet
Apr 5 2008
302
0.0
Apr 5 2008
0.0
Version: 302
A powerful but unforgiving 3D program crippled by instability and longstanding bugs, with a customizable but unwieldy modal interface that hinders more than helps, lacks support for standard Mac key bindings such as the Apple key, and in general shows contempt for the Apple Human Interface Guidelines. A wealth of training materials is available online, but the included documentation is simultaneously incomplete and redundant, and the user community is defensive, arrogant and hostile.
Guest
Guest
Apr 5 2005
102
0.0
Apr 5 2005
0.0
Version: 102
My attempt to download was repeatedly rejected although I successfully completed registration. I was notified that an error had occurred and was encouraged to contact Luxology, but the contact link resulted in what appeared to be a 404 not found error.
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