Tue 12th Mar 2013 | News
Luxology has announced the approach of the latest newly updated release of MODO 701.
Luxology has announced the approach of the latest newly updated release of MODO 701. The Foundry and Luxology merged mid-2012, bringing the tidy technology of modo under the valuable wings of The Foundry. This brand new major release of MODO is positioned to enhance the modeling, sculpting, animation, effects and rendering workflows. This large update to MODO will bring additional value with a batch of great new features.
"We’ve made such big improvements to the existing architecture of the software in MODO 701 that 601 users will notice a huge leap forward," says Brad Peebler, industry veteran and Co-Founder of Luxology. "We’ve also added some really cool functionality like the new particle system. This release will truly deliver on the philosophy that perfection comes through refinement. As always, we have pushed the limits and can’t wait to find out what you all think.”
The MODO 701 release includes a procedural particle engine with a workflow which is pre-set. Large scene performance improvements are extended by as much as 175X and preview render synchronisation improvements are fifty times faster than 601 in large scenes.
There is a new Python interpreter making python execution many time faster than before as well. The system allows simplified complexity of materials and layered shaders. Additionally, following a substantial internal engineering effort and bringing The Foundry scientists onboard, MODO will be available on all three platforms, bringing it to Windows, Mac now as well as Linux.
"The performance improvements and added features in MODO 701 have our artists jumping for joy," says Jeffrey Jasper, Digital FX Supervisor & Technical Lead at New Deal Studios. "The rendering improvements in both preview and final rendering are also phenomenal. 701 just feels so fast!"
People without MODO can buy 601 now at the current price ($1,195.00) and then get a free 701 upgrade on launch. MODO owners (version 501 or before) can upgrade now and get a free upgrade to 701 on launch.