Originally Posted by fez
I'm curious, VisualKing. Have you used Modo? What is it about Silo, in your opinion, besides the price, that makes it a better modeler than Modo?
** oh, and I agree with you about the prices, it seems if you are gonna get a new modeler, now is the time.
Did i say Silo was better than Modo? I do not think i mentioned that. They are 2 different programs with different sets of tools, i concider them great new toys for the future.
To answer your question, i have used Modo in fact i have about 6 more days left from the trial version. Its a nice program to tell you the truth, but i like the interface better on silo and its easier to grasp. Since i am a maya/max user i can see why the lightwave users get so excited over Modo. Just to let you know, i am watching both programs closely as they hit siggraph05. They both have their strenghts and weaknesses, and isnt that the case for all programs? We all wish we had tools modo had, and im sure Modo users also wish the same on some tools that Silo has.
They are both great tools but so far i am leaning more towards Silo. Silo will have new tools, new updates in the near future so i can not be wrong on any of these programs if i were to choose. But since i am also a Zbrush user, Silo are used more among Zbrush users than Modo as i have observed. Modo is not mentioned much on zcentral, mostly Silo for the Topology brush that people use when importing from Zbrush. I am working on the same workflow and for that reason, Silo suits me well. But i think in the future, most programs will copy this tool like Zbrush already has something similar in the next update. I would not be surprised if all the rest of the applications would follow this trend because i think this is the next revolution for any modeler.
Model first, and worry about topology later. Its so much easier than worrying about topology in the beginning and than you model.
I hope this helped you a little and i just wanted to clear that up that i have nothing against Modo. I think modo will follow the trend in my opinion and so are the rest of the programs.