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MacRobi
02-05-2009, 11:28 PM
What a beautiful presentation! Looking forward to the final release!

modo 401 Preview pages (http://www.luxology.com/modo/401.introduction)

rsquires
02-06-2009, 12:01 AM
It looks great but the web pages load excruciatingly slowly on my pretty quick machine, and feel really sticky when you scroll. It's a shame because the additions look awesome

all the best

rich

PS It's a bit better now but disappointing when I first looked at it. One word "Gimme"

Spacelord
02-06-2009, 12:46 AM
Great stuff, Modo really know how to market there software, compared to Lightwaves poor marketing of Core, Modo looks so slick.

Now to watch all those videos.

cheers

RedRowan
02-06-2009, 08:46 AM
Very nice indeed. With both 401 and Lightwave Core on the horizon I think it is a very exciting time to be involved in 3D.

Steve

Pjetrus
02-06-2009, 09:21 AM
can someone explain me what lightwawe core in modo will bring? :D

Martin Kay
02-07-2009, 10:28 AM
can someone explain me what lightwawe core in modo will bring? :D

The so called 'core' is a new 'build' for Lightwave, nothing to do with Modo. The fact that certain folks at Newtek were once key figures at Electric Image has caused some speculation as to what might be carried over from one to the other...

Martin K

AnonyMouse
02-07-2009, 10:53 PM
Looks very good, but this pages are crashing my Opera after few seconds again and again :sad:
Does anybody knows something about build in character animation (bones I mean) in Modo 4?

RedRowan
02-07-2009, 11:53 PM
Does anybody knows something about build in character animation (bones I mean) in Modo 4?

Nothing has been said about CA as of yet although some people have pointed out that there is a new 'layout' tab in one of the preview screenshots. Whether this has anything to do with CA or rigging is anyone's guess at this point in time.

Steve

ediris
02-08-2009, 06:36 AM
I dont really care about CA tools, there is other tools competing like Maya and C4D are doing not to mention the underdog Blender.
But for example a Morph Editor, a simple set of bones and deformers. I like to see Modo with its advanced rendering engine follow the steps of EIAS. I am sure they can do a better job in the animation area, while EIAS is taken time to develope Tesla...Modo can make some good advances in the Animation realm.

MrBrick
02-27-2009, 07:19 PM
Im really hoping there are going to be some better animation tools. Modo on the whole is ok at animation right now- but id like to see some simple bone tools and some better more intutive parenting and linking tools.

Id like to see some Cinema 4D "mograph" style tools.

ediris
02-27-2009, 09:41 PM
They already are improving in this area with replicators but still far from Mograph Module very far.Their render is top quality but evrything i do passes through after effects, so is how well will play with other compositors software.

PiotrekM
02-27-2009, 10:19 PM
im xsi user but this look really impressive, far better than this CORE mumbo-jumbo

pd
02-27-2009, 11:46 PM
I second this, looking good so far.

MrBrick
02-28-2009, 03:10 PM
I looked up all this CORE stuff- and im kind of confused. Seems like a reboot of lightwave?

anyways.

Modo is a ways off from mograph style tools for sure- but I feel like modo could become a very usefull tool for motiongraphics artists. Its almost there- but really needs to let those animation tools out of the box.

Getting different animation layers in AE from Modo is ok. Its easy to set up outputs which is really nice. But a one click solution would be better. :P

beverins
03-05-2009, 10:03 PM
Yup, CORE is a reboot of LW. V 9.6 is the last version and CORE will be a ground-up rewrite from scratch.

Modo's 401 looks great - they indeed have a better flair for revealing new things than Newtek does. Though their site crashes Firefox regularly now, I dunno what's running on their page that does that.

I find Modo's current animation tools clunky at best, though to be sure it's not an animation application and I don't think ever was meant to be... though we'll see what 401 has in store. I know I'm eager to see what they've got up their sleeves there.

Womball
03-05-2009, 11:44 PM
Isn't there supposed to be an update today?

pd
03-06-2009, 01:19 AM
This is (http://www.luxology.com/modo/401.modeling.part.1/) new to me.

edit: I seem to have trouble with accessing the videos though, only "Pen Wall Thickness" loads.

Womball
03-06-2009, 02:26 AM
3 hours after I said that. Now they have some new stuff up. Looks cool, and the videos don't work for me either.

-edit now they seem to be working. But don't start when you click the video you want to look at. You than have to hit enter to get the quicktime to play. Unless your quicktime version has timeline controls (mine doesn't :-( ).

pd
03-06-2009, 03:04 AM
Still doesn't work for me, using Firefox and Quicktime Alternative here.

Direct links from the source work like a charm though(in case anyone else has trouble too):
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/Pen_UV.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/PenTool_ShowAnglesB.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/Pen_ExistingBoundary.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/Pen_MergeOption.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/Pen_InsetOutset.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/Pen_Floorplan.mp4

http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/Sketch_Connect.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/Sketch_Connect02.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/BackgroundConstraint_Sketch.mov

http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/BackgroundConstraint_TransformAndDeform.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/BackgroundConstraint_Deform.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/BackgroundConstraint_EdgeSlide.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/BackgroundConstraint_Smooth.mov


http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/DragWeld.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/FillQuads.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/GrowQuads.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/PenTool_PreHighlighting.mov

http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/Blackbourn_hippo_bgconstraint.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_1/401_CameraWrapper.mov

HcyeKRa
03-07-2009, 07:57 AM
i assume you have the latest qtime version installed?
After update works fine for me.

softdistortion
03-07-2009, 03:05 PM
Thanks guys ;)

pd
03-14-2009, 06:49 PM
I don't think the problem is quicktime for me - the videos work just fine. It's just that the page is not updating the videos, when clicking on the links... Anyway, here are the new ones for yesterdays update (http://www.luxology.com/modo/401.modeling.part.2/):

http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/401EdgeBevel.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/EdgeSlide_Profiles.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/Bevel_Profile_02.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/Bevel_profile.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/CurveExtrude_Profile.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/Profile_Basics.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/Bridge_Profile.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/Profile.mp4

http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/PenClone.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/MeshPaint_Replica.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/Replica_Curve.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/VMapXfer.mp4
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/DimensionsTool.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/Reduct2.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/modeling_2/RadialArrayReplica.mov

Good stuff, but I would have loved to see some simple, yet effective rigging/posing tools. I don't even think about animation, I want it just for modeling. Now, you can certainly do a lot with falloff's, but it's tedious when you need to setup them again and again.

ammonite
03-24-2009, 05:25 AM
New video update

http://content4.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_1/Mat-Env-PresetProject_final.mov
http://content4.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_1/401_BP_PresetNavigation.mov
http://content4.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_1/401_BYO-MaterialPresets.mov
http://content4.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_1/401_Yazan_Magma.mp4
http://content4.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_1/401_BPEnvironmentPresets.mov
http://content4.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_1/401_BP_buildyrown_HDRI.mov
http://content4.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_1/Ryan_drue_EnviroPresets_Car.mp4
http://content4.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_1/PreviewNew1_36.mov

pd
03-24-2009, 01:11 PM
And the link to the new site: Presets part 1 (http://www.luxology.com/modo/401.presets.part.1/)

Thanks ammonite!

edit: drag&drop of presets... finally!

Womball
03-24-2009, 04:26 PM
The HDRI creation and preset environments might be worth the purchase alone. I hope they cover animation updates soon.

pd
03-25-2009, 07:28 AM
I agree, this entire preset stuff will surely speed up the workflow a lot. Looking forward to part 2.

Womball
03-30-2009, 05:21 PM
Now they are not announcing when they will post feature updates.

Magnus3D
03-30-2009, 05:25 PM
Don't worry, they will post more news soon. The Peebler said something about giving the guy who posts them a break because of GDC or something like that. But more news is coming soon for us all to drool upon. :)

/ Magnus

ammonite
04-02-2009, 09:07 AM
Preset 2 (http://www.luxology.com/modo/401.presets.part.2)here

And the links for video, as usual

http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/01Decorating_A_Room.mov (http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/01Decorating_A_Room.mov)
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/02Making_a_Tree_Scene.mov (http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/02Making_a_Tree_Scene.mov)
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/03FlowerField_02.mov (http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/03FlowerField_02.mov)
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/04MaterialDnD.mov (http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/04MaterialDnD.mov)
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/05MeshPaint-MeshPreset.mov (http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/05MeshPaint-MeshPreset.mov)
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/06LightPresets_IES.mov (http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/06LightPresets_IES.mov)
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/07Presets_Fur_Etc.mov (http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/07Presets_Fur_Etc.mov)
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/08MeshPresetTools.mov (http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/08MeshPresetTools.mov)
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/09HDR-Maker.mov (http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/09HDR-Maker.mov)
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/presets_2/10Meadow_02.mov

Look very impressive!

pd
04-02-2009, 10:40 AM
Thanks, so good! They really stretch this preset workflow, can't wait to get my hands on it.

guardonduty
04-02-2009, 03:22 PM
I am really wanting to purchase a new COMPLETE package and have been watching the progress of MODO. Would love to see some animation DEMOS. I am getting a new Machine (http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/desktop-studio-xps-435?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs) and want to start FRESH. Bought some Sprint stock at $1.68, may sell at $6.00.

pd
04-02-2009, 04:05 PM
Check Back on April 10, 2009
Animation is the one part they haven't talked about yet as an individual topic.
Chances are they will at the next(=last?) update :)

pd
04-10-2009, 10:49 PM
There it is: Animation part 1 (http://www.luxology.com/modo/401.animation.part.1/)

edit:
direct video links for everyone who needs them:
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_1/modo401_TransformItemDemo.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_1/StuartRowbottom.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_1/ChannelHaul_HUD.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_1/ChannelLink01.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_1/UserChannels.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_1/Chris_Golchert_ZipperLinks.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_1/02_JackInTheBox.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_1/03_ItemCreateIcons.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_1/AndyB_Laptop.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_1/JackyBox.mov

habernir
04-12-2009, 10:45 AM
soo many stuff for just 895 dollar??
i really consider to buy it in the nearest weeks .
and modo team please dont stop the new releases Rhythm. hope they will add dynamics in the future :)

futagoza
04-12-2009, 12:01 PM
Yes, itīs really amazing. I will add Modo also in a couple of weeks into my toolbox. What i like so much about Modo is the community there, big and superb inspiring gallery, lotīs of tutorials ans super cool modcasts (i never had seen such stuff before for a 3D app :-)). And i must say that Brad Peebler and his crew is doing an amazing job. I think also switching to Modo gives me a fresh start right from the beginning which i really need.

Regards
Stefan

AnonyMouse
04-12-2009, 03:17 PM
pd, thanx for the links! But all we need some other info :p not about this type of animation, but character animation :banghead:

ctguitars
04-12-2009, 07:57 PM
pd, thanx for the links! But all we need some other info :p not about this type of animation, but character animation :banghead:

The answer is in a simple trip over to the LUX Forums:

http://forums.luxology.com/discussion/topic.aspx?id=33659&page=0

"Hey everyone,

In the recent Modcast Brad finally dropped the ball and gave us the skinny on Character Animation tools in 401: Not in this release."

So have a listen to BRAD PEEBLERS new PODCAST ( Modcast ) here for this detail:

http://www.luxology.com/modcast/audio.aspx?id=75

Should start playing as it streams ( Quicktime MP4 ).

I would say Character Animation - as in Bones, Skeletons etc - will appear from 5.01 on. But thats just a wild guess.

The current ANIMATION updates as per the recent REVEAL and the next few REVEALS are non character Anim tool related.

Aidan

habernir
04-13-2009, 09:17 AM
The answer is in a simple trip over to the LUX Forums:

http://forums.luxology.com/discussion/topic.aspx?id=33659&page=0

"Hey everyone,

In the recent Modcast Brad finally dropped the ball and gave us the skinny on Character Animation tools in 401: Not in this release."

So have a listen to BRAD PEEBLERS new PODCAST ( Modcast ) here for this detail:

http://www.luxology.com/modcast/audio.aspx?id=75

Should start playing as it streams ( Quicktime MP4 ).

I would say Character Animation - as in Bones, Skeletons etc - will appear from 5.01 on. But thats just a wild guess.

The current ANIMATION updates as per the recent REVEAL and the next few REVEALS are non character Anim tool related.

Aidan

i think they are right not to insert at this point CA to modo 401 bacause i think that they dont want to disappointed there customers with bad CA .they want to develop a killer CA in there next release becuase they must convinced maya and xsi and other users to move to there program instead staying with maya or xsi.

ediris
04-13-2009, 10:47 AM
I am no expert in the subject but i might think that they are not interested in CA, but visualization and motion design.

RedRowan
04-14-2009, 08:27 AM
I am no expert in the subject but i might think that they are not interested in CA, but visualization and motion design.

Actually, the impression I get is that they are interested in CA. They simply want a solid set of animation tools before they add it though. CA tools are only really as good as the foundations they are built on.

ediris
04-14-2009, 05:23 PM
Actually, the impression I get is that they are interested in CA. They simply want a solid set of animation tools before they add it though. CA tools are only really as good as the foundations they are built on.


Ok even though they make CA available for 501 or whatever version it just looks very complex to animate anything in there.just to animate a rotation you have to twirl down all these sub levels to get to the rotation, is not like Afetr Effects where you can just type r and the rotation will be added. I dont see it as a CA tool sorry.

runejw
04-14-2009, 09:36 PM
This preview is just taking too long... I wanna play with it instead... public beta, beta beta !!!

:scream:

Anyway not quite clear from the preview is if 401 will include some functions for assigning materials that are helpful in more complex scenes. I'm thinking specifically if there will be equivalent functions to XSI's material manager that has the following 3 very helpful functions

Assign Material to Selected Objects
Get Material from Selected Objects
Select Objects from Material


Drag and dropping material presets per object is fine for less complex scenes, but for larger scenes with many objects then functions similar to the above really come into play for changing materials of multiple objects at once.

williamsburroughs
04-14-2009, 10:00 PM
This preview is just taking too long... I wanna play with it instead... public beta, beta beta !!!

Assign Material to Selected Objects
Get Material from Selected Objects
Select Objects from Material



You can already do this:
Assign Material to Selected Objects
Hit 'm' and assign material

Get Material from Selected Objects
Go into Materials Mode > pick your object and it will pick the assigned material

Select Objects from Material
Open the Lists Tab > Statistics > Polygons > Material (pick your material and it's select in the scene)

Easy breezy. :)

guardonduty
04-14-2009, 10:02 PM
Ok even though they make CA available for 501 or whatever version it just looks very complex to animate anything in there.just to animate a rotation you have to twirl down all these sub levels to get to the rotation, is not like Afetr Effects where you can just type r and the rotation will be added. I dont see it as a CA tool sorry.

hahahaha...no dude..... I remember when I started learning LW I saw the same stuff just to rotate a Robots arm...You'll still be able to just turn it to one position in frame one and another in frame 5 and the rest will be done for you. This method was chosen to put the other houses (MAYA, LW, CD4, etc) on notice as to the technical aspects of the software....I think

pd
04-15-2009, 05:18 PM
Easy breezy. :)
Good stuff! :) Haven't been aware of the material selection mode, thanks!

edit: Is there a way to do this across different meshes?

williamsburroughs
04-15-2009, 06:16 PM
edit: Is there a way to do this across different meshes?

the Statistics panel is fairly robust...it allows you to select things in your scene via many parameters. Clicking on the +/- signs selects/deselects objects:

http://policarpo.us/postings/multi.png

pd
04-15-2009, 07:18 PM
My meshes have been in individual groups each and I had to uncollapse each group(and then select all) for the material selection to work. Works great now.

I agree that the statistics panel is really powerful too.

runejw
04-16-2009, 04:13 PM
Cool. 401 looks very tempting then... in spite of planned budget for 3D... :)


http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/9692/emptywallet.jpg

ediris
04-16-2009, 06:21 PM
hahahaha...no dude..... I remember when I started learning LW I saw the same stuff just to rotate a Robots arm...You'll still be able to just turn it to one position in frame one and another in frame 5 and the rest will be done for you. This method was chosen to put the other houses (MAYA, LW, CD4, etc) on notice as to the technical aspects of the software....I think


Still i dont see the need for a power house CA, i will stick with visualization and architecture stuff, well there is a need for motion design that is what i will be interested in.
I use the old ElectricImage and what we had trouble with is the I/O. Modo has .mdd i think is called, which supports vertex animation.I think is gonna be a beauty to have Modo.

caseybasichis
04-18-2009, 11:47 PM
I for one would love to see character animation in modo. I'm a Maya user but I am very fed up with the slow rate of development and minimal bug fix updates.

I do feel that Luxology should needs an iconoclastic approach to animation. We desperately need a ZBrush for animation.

There are plenty of new technologies in the realm of computer vision that are not being employed in 3D animation. Face recognition, an inexpensive diy mocap capability, realtime tablet control and lord knows what else should form the basis for an extremely fast character animation system. Of course this will not preclude traditional methods or an combination of methods.

One thing that looked intriguing was the rumor of the next iPhone having a 3-axis compass built in... There is your virtual camera controller.

In any event, realtime animation geared towards performance art, more than tweaked is what I'm hoping for in the next gen of 3D. I want to be able to calibrate Modo? to my face once, with the know range of motions of my face, it should be possible to extrapolate the positions from a single camera.

The funny faces that I make for my macbook webcam should not go to waste.

EDIT: One other aspect that I think should be included in this is the need for application functions that assume the common need for control of humanoid and mammalian characters. Software like Motion builder is a limited example. For example if the webcam idea did come into fruition it shouldn't just be a generic mocap control, it should be able to easily match the direction of the eyes or the profile of the eyelid with out any elaborate rigging. Other ideas along those lines:

Deriving generalized normal maps for wrinkles (particularly ones that form only when the shape of the face changes) that can be applied to any humanoid character

Mouth and eye profiles, eye movement, head rotation, eyebrow shape

pd
04-20-2009, 11:38 PM
Animation part 2 (http://www.luxology.com/modo/401.animation.part.2/)

http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_2/SetToWorkplane.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_2/MatchPosition-Rotation.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_2/ItemUserData.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_2/HierarchyTools.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_2/LightLinking-Groups.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_2/Group-Locking.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_2/Groups-Shading-Viz.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_2/Groups-Selection-Keyframing.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_2/Groups-SelectionRedirect.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_2/Groups-Replicator.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_2/9ballPresetScene_02.mov

pd
05-03-2009, 04:53 PM
Animation Part 3 (http://www.luxology.com/modo/401.animation.part.3/)

http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_3/Anim3_2D_IK.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_3/ik_arm_006.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_3/Anim3_IK_UpVector_Final.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_3/Anim3_Direction_Constraint.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_3/Anim3_DynamicParenting_02.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_3/PathConstraint.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_3/wheel_003.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_3/11562_plug.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_3/401_BP_ConstraintsMultiple.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_3/rotaryfinal.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_3/401_BP_QuickReview.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_3/Chris_Tyler_Boxes_H264.mov

ediris
05-03-2009, 06:31 PM
that is some modern ik

Womball
05-04-2009, 03:01 PM
Now where getting into useful animation tools. And the basics for character rigs. Hopefully it will be easy to work with 100 bones, especially naming and changing overall settings.

Doug816
05-05-2009, 06:24 PM
I am no expert in the subject but i might think that they are not interested in CA, but visualization and motion design.

Because they want to do it right instead of just right now?

pd
05-16-2009, 02:07 AM
Animation Part 4 (http://www.luxology.com/modo/401.animation.part.4/)

edit:
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/Anim4_NoiseChannelMod.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/Anim4_Revolve.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/Andy_Brown_CompoundEngine.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/wiek_luijken_sc02N.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/mblackbourn_spider_002.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/Ian_Brown_Landing_005sm.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/Ian_Brown_Landing2.m4v
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/rich_hurrey_12111_bumPer_401Overview.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/Ken_Woodruff12014_tightrope_preview_sor.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/ryan_drue_12099_MoneyTornado_03-H264.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/rich_hurrey_PantherRigOverview.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/rich_hurrey_TankFinal.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/rich_hurrey-12112_TankSuspensionOverview2.mov
http://content.luxology.com/modo/401/video/animation_4/rich_hurrey_12113_GroundLockingOverview.mov

AnonyMouse
05-16-2009, 11:58 AM
I think it is now "modo 401 Preview ends". Next will be the release.
That review was very good idea! :applause: I was very impressed but decided to buy it when saw IK there. So I am sure there will be CA! I hope it will be in the next version. I hope also that I will have 401 in Monday :rolleyes:
Just learning now 302 and it deserves every dollar I spent for it. :thumbsup:

Did someone had success opening Panther Tank Animation? I used the link here but the animation stops at the middle... And in the Preview I had no success at all.

ediris
05-16-2009, 12:14 PM
I am definitely considering to buy Modo 401 for my tool set. I wonder why there is no plug ins for Modo? Seems like a smart move for 3rd party developers.

pd
05-16-2009, 12:16 PM
I don't think they've made the SDK available to 3rd party developers yet, I'm not sure though. There are plenty of scripts (http://www.vertexmonkey.com) available.

futagoza
05-16-2009, 08:48 PM
Did someone had success opening Panther Tank Animation? I used the link here but the animation stops at the middle... And in the Preview I had no success at all.

Same here, but you will find in the "News & Announcements" forum section at the Luxology site (latest modcast, last page) a link for a mirror.

Regards
Stefan

AnonyMouse
05-16-2009, 10:41 PM
Thanx! :thumbsup:

GhostDogStudio
05-28-2009, 11:51 PM
Hooray for true instancing!

Mike RB
05-29-2009, 01:46 AM
Posted the tank on cgtalk

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=154&t=768723

Insider
06-11-2009, 06:02 AM
Mike, that tank anim you and Rich setup is awesome! Nice work!!

runejw
06-15-2009, 06:01 PM
I think it is now "modo 401 Preview ends". Next will be the release.....

When? When? When?

webhead
06-16-2009, 09:48 PM
When? When? When?
Should be in about a day or two I believe.

ecco
06-16-2009, 11:13 PM
Yep, I think people on their mailing list and any previous customers who haven't yet pre-ordered received an email. I did this morning and it says they plan to release it within two days.

Ediris- I think there might be a Maxwell Renderer plugin if that is of interest to you. I've not read all of it but there's a thread over at the Luxology forums http://forums.luxology.com/discussion/topic.aspx?id=34843&show=next%20limit

Anyway, if you're thinking about it- think soon- if you didn't already know, as soon as 401 is released the price goes up by $100. You can still get 302 and of course 401 now for $895.
I just preordered my upgrade this evening.:)

ediris
06-17-2009, 06:55 PM
I will not consider Modo simply because it doesnt offer a competitive price since i own several software. I am not getting value for my money.So is being rough this year for everybody.

Edgard

Martin Kay
06-17-2009, 11:18 PM
I will not consider Modo simply because it doesnt offer a competitive price since i own several software. I am not getting value for my money.So is being rough this year for everybody.

Edgard

...well if Modo isn't value for money I don't know what is...certainly not c4d or that other program no-one has ever heard of that recently released a new version and that fizzled out like a damp squib with some talk of a 'new website'. Oh great, another 'new' website...

Martin K

ediris
06-18-2009, 05:36 AM
HI Martin i respect your professional opinion, however i just dont get it how come every single app offers a competitive upgrade like C4D offering 50% off , or EIAS.
If you have invested in other app it sounds fare to consider a competitive upgrade price to gain more businesses.
I dont do print work i just care about animation wise. Seems all over the place right now their implementation of animation features.
It remains me of EIAS but newer.


Well they have done their marketing study so if is working for them than there is no way i can do anything for it i just have to eat my words and spend that money. ;)

futagoza
06-18-2009, 06:33 AM
...well if Modo isn't value for money I don't know what is...certainly not c4d or that other program no-one has ever heard of that recently released a new version and that fizzled out like a damp squib with some talk of a 'new website'. Oh great, another 'new' website...

Martin K

well, that was a joke from Edgard, i believe... lol

BTW. That program no one knows is now taken out of the sidegrade list at the C4D site...

Regards
Srefan

ediris
06-18-2009, 06:41 AM
Oh common Stefan, if you dont ask you dont get.
I am ordering my copy today, :) i just want to travel again but i guess i will have to wait a bit.
Edgard

Martin Kay
06-18-2009, 08:06 AM
HI Martin i respect your professional opinion, however i just dont get it how come every single app offers a competitive upgrade like C4D offering 50% off , or EIAS.
If you have invested in other app it sounds fare to consider a competitive upgrade price to gain more businesses.
I dont do print work i just care about animation wise. Seems all over the place right now their implementation of animation features.
It remains me of EIAS but newer.


Well they have done their marketing study so if is working for them than there is no way i can do anything for it i just have to eat my words and spend that money. ;)

Hi Edgard, I guess Luxology is one of the few developers doing really well in this current economic climate. Modo is good value for money, although as a stand alone modeller it was a bit pricey a few years ago, when you compared it to Silo, which doesn't quite have the same functionality. Developers offering sidegrades are desperate for seats or at very least need to promote the sales.
I think Modo is worth the money as modeller alone. Apparently many prospective buyers have exclaimed that Modo is too cheap and the perception is that at the price they sell it at it can't be any good...

Martin K

softdistortion
06-18-2009, 11:18 AM
Brad mentioned the Modo pricing and how some have said the price made them wonder if it is any good, then a bunch on the Lux forums chimed in adn also said it is too low a price. So they are raising the full app price by $100.

The people that are wondering if it is any good at $895 are now gonna think it is good at $995? If pricing is their issue I am guessing they are probably used to using apps in a much higher price range, so how is an extra $100 gonna fix that.

Also the apps in the higher price range are industry standards. And whil I love Modo, as far as I can tell it's not there yet. Lux could raise the price for Modo to $2500, then the same people would be pointing out how much it costs and what is missing. :)

Martin Kay
06-18-2009, 11:51 AM
Brad mentioned the Modo pricing and how some have said the price made them wonder if it is any good, then a bunch on the Lux forums chimed in adn also said it is too low a price. So they are raising the full app price by $100.

The people that are wondering if it is any good at $895 are now gonna think it is good at $995? If pricing is their issue I am guessing they are probably used to using apps in a much higher price range, so how is an extra $100 gonna fix that.

Also the apps in the higher price range are industry standards. And whil I love Modo, as far as I can tell it's not there yet. Lux could raise the price for Modo to $2500, then the same people would be pointing out how much it costs and what is missing. :)

Well 'people' don't have to wonder, they can try it out. No app is 'complete' as you say. Modo is most certainly an industry standard sds modeller and it appears to be catching up in other areas at a rate of knots.

Martin K

futagoza
06-18-2009, 04:58 PM
I am ordering my copy today, :)
Edgard

Cool! :applause: :beer:

Regards
Stefan

ediris
06-18-2009, 05:14 PM
More so after i have found out that the short Terminus was done in Modo, that seems awkward probably render in Modo 302 but animated some where else.

softdistortion
06-18-2009, 05:45 PM
Well 'people' don't have to wonder, they can try it out. No app is 'complete' as you say. Modo is most certainly an industry standard sds modeller and it appears to be catching up in other areas at a rate of knots.

Martin K

When I said "industry standard" I was thinking of it in terms of being standard for most high end work to be done on apps like Maya for movies or 3Dmax for games. I don't think Modo has that kind of "accepted as an industry standard app" footing, so considering the pricing wonderment of those people is ridonkulous imo.

softdistortion
06-18-2009, 10:49 PM
Heyhey...just got an email that 401 is ready for download...um...but on the user account page there's no link, it says> "We are currently pre-loading modo 401 into our Luxology user accounts. The download links will be active when this message is no longer visible."

sooo...close.... :D

EDIT.

DOWNLOAD IS UP! :applause:

ediris
06-19-2009, 05:04 AM
When I said "industry standard" I was thinking of it in terms of being standard for most high end work to be done on apps like Maya for movies or 3Dmax for games. I don't think Modo has that kind of "accepted as an industry standard app" footing, so considering the pricing wonderment of those people is ridonkulous imo.


Thinking Maya = movies 3dMax= Games is not too realistic.
Well we all know big budgets movies uses some off the shelf or underdog kind of software to make their VFX .
The best tool is your brain cells left from all the alcohol you have drink over the years.:beer:

Edgard

softdistortion
06-20-2009, 02:30 AM
Thinking Maya = movies 3dMax= Games is not too realistic.

Yeah, you're right of course. :thumbsup:

MacRobi
06-20-2009, 02:59 PM
...or that other program no-one has ever heard of that recently released a new version and that fizzled out like a damp squib with some talk of a 'new website'. Oh great, another 'new' website...

Martin K

It's not my intension to kill your joke, but I'me seriously curious which software you're talking about (LW Core?) Can you or anyone else point me to this wonderful new webside?

futagoza
06-22-2009, 11:12 AM
He was talking about EIAS, and there is no new website currently available.

Regards
Stefan

Martin Kay
06-22-2009, 02:40 PM
It's not my intension to kill your joke, but I'me seriously curious which software you're talking about (LW Core?) Can you or anyone else point me to this wonderful new webside?

Sorry, I was being a bit sarcastic about EIAS... sadly not a joke.

Martin K

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