Foundry designs creative software technologies used to deliver award-winning visual effects and 3D content for the design, visualization and entertainment industries. Our software advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders across the globe. It enables clients like Pixar, Mercedes-Benz, Google, ILM, Weta Digital, The Moving Picture Company and Sony Pictures Imageworks to turn incredible ideas into reality, by solving complex creative challenges.
Modo is Foundry’s Creative 3D Modeling Software. It’s „powerful and flexible 3D modeling, texturing and rendering toolset empowers artists to explore and develop ideas without jumping through technical hoops. Modo® is your starting point for creative exploration.“
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Modo® 10.2 is offering powerful new updates for procedural modeling, retopology, rendering and more. Honed through customer insight, the new tools streamline the asset creation process for 3D artists and designers, bringing more speed and efficiency to a famously intuitive program.
MeshFusion has been completely revamped in 10.2, making it even easier to cut, combine and intersect geometry. Guided by a new schematic-free workflow, Modo’s advanced Boolean toolset will now automatically launch and reorder a model’s underlying tree structure whenever an edit is made. Along with cleaner outputs and enhanced viewport visibility, MeshFusion is more user friendly than ever before.
Modo 10.2 is the final release in the Modo 10 Series, Foundry’s first multi-part offering that has accelerated the speed at which users receive major updates. Geared for professionals and beginners alike, the Modo 10 series has provided new features and improvements for the games, VR and product design markets since its launch in March, including the popular procedural modeling toolset.
„The closer we get to freeform creativity, the more our users win, no matter what industry they are in. Modo 10.2 has been designed with artists in mind. It’s fast, powerful and easy to use.“
Derek Cicero, Head of Industrial Design, Foundry
Additional features in Modo 10.2
Creating quad meshes at any density is now automatic, removing the need for manual cleaning. The meshes will not only follow the curvature of an input surface, but can be controlled by weight maps and sketched guide curves, increasing artistic input whenever they want to creatively refine assets.
Procedural modeling enhancements
Users now have the ability to package, share and reuse assembly aliases, turning what can often be a complex set of mesh operations into a single item that users can share as presets. Slicing, drilling, cloning and duplicating tools have also been added/updated, bringing more production standards into the procedural modeling workflow.
Deformations and mesh operations can now be cached and held in memory, so artists working on complex animations can scrub the timeline significantly faster.
The Preview Renderer and Advanced Viewport have received significant performance improvements; while the new ability to use arbitrary meshes as light sources offers an exciting new lighting workflow that can easily represent difficult shapes such as filament bulbs.
Creative 3D modeling, texturing & rendering tools
MODO® is your starting point for creative exploration. Whether you’re creating addictive real-time experiences, innovative product designs, compelling advertising images, or engaging film and video content, MODO’s artist-friendly tools let you iterate freely to realize your ideas’ full creative potential.
With powerful 3D modeling and sculpting tools, and an advanced photorealistic viewport and preview renderer, MODO lets you iterate faster for better concept and production models, look development and interactive design reviews.
With consistent workflows, modular tool assembly and an intuitive UI, MODO lets you apply the knowledge you gain in your first days of exploration to fulfilling the most complex, sophisticated tasks down the road.
MODO offers modeling, sculpting, painting, effects and animation tools in one cohesive, easy-to-use content creation package, with unlimited network rendering capabilities and MeshFusion Boolean tools included.
Seamless pipeline integration
MODO fits right into your pipeline, with Python and C++ APIs; a Python TD SDK; a fully customizable UI; and support for industry-standard formats like OpenSubdiv, OpenColorIO, OpenEXR, OpenVDB and Alembic.