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  07 July 2003
Modo - Luxology's 3d App revealed at Sig

Lux's first app is a subdivision modeler called Modo. It supports sub-d n-gons, edges, has a great UV editor, has a great UI (that's an understatement, it has the most customizable interface that I've ever seen ever, for instance, it can look and remap the keys to act like the other modelers out there - Lightwave, 3dsmax, Maya, XSI and it has a great morphing panel technology that keeps panels useable no matter what amount of screen space you give it), has a construction history, tools can be combined and modify each other and saved as a preset, it's very extensible (you can even change the sub-d engine to whatever you want) the scripting language is PERL but can be changed to VB or whatever you want, I was very impressed. The program was demo'd on a Mac but Brad said that the code is 100% platform independent and that a Windows, Mac, and even maybe a Linux version will be released. The program was very complete as he physically showed each feature running, no vaporware or empty promises. They'll probably release some more info soon so keep an eye out.

Last edited by takkun : 07 July 2003 at 08:17 AM.
 
  07 July 2003
That's it, it's just a modeler?
 
  07 July 2003
They are working on other programs but he didn't talk about what they are but they will all be based on the foundation they built with Modo.

Last edited by takkun : 07 July 2003 at 07:13 PM.
 
  07 July 2003
ah ok. So the Whisper Suite is a complete package then?
 
  07 July 2003
Quote: Originally posted by Shade01
That's it, it's just a modeler?


well now all the people whinning about the lack of LW modeler development will have a modeler only option with apparent improvements....

only time will tell.
 
  07 July 2003
All I know is the entire Luxology team couldn't figure out how to add multiple undo to layout
 
  07 July 2003
Great so the Luxology whispering marketing continues !!!

Have you been to the sneak peek takkun ?
http://www.desktopimages.com/ocf.shtml
Anything else you can tell us, any screenshots ?
Are they teaming up with kaydara ?
Hehe, another rumour but the event was together with kaydara, and it would make sense, I mean its just another modeller !!!
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Last edited by robinson : 07 July 2003 at 08:34 AM.
 
  07 July 2003
Quote: Originally posted by Shade01
All I know is the entire Luxology team couldn't figure out how to add multiple undo to layout
Yeah, that's what I said a couple days ago. But don't poo-poo their efforts till you see it. Here's a small picture that's on the Lux site, it's small but it gives you an idea of what a UV editing setup would look like:
 
  07 July 2003
Coremi:

Depends on whether or not Stu and Allen are still deriving income from LW. I suspect they are and if so, why would you want to flush a source of income like that down the proverbial toilet.

Shade01:

Yet another pointless comment.

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  07 July 2003
hey robinson, yep I was there, I was also at the Newtek party, Lightwave 8 looks great too! (and for those following the new interface discussion, it seems that Newtek is going with a dark gray, non rounded box UI skin, at least for now) I think that the reason that LW 8 is mostly about animation improvements is because they knew that it would be very hard to top Modo. (I could be totally wrong about that, maybe LW 8 will support sub-d ngons and edges but I doubt it)

And yes, Lux teamed up with Kaydara. Kaydara did a very impressive demo of Motion Builder 5.

Last edited by takkun : 07 July 2003 at 08:40 AM.
 
  07 July 2003
So takkun,
please post a few comments about the newtek party too !!!

We are all waiting about that in this forum, any "new" news ?
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  07 July 2003
Yes, any interesting tid-bits about LW8 you care to share with us?
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  07 July 2003
ouch

must not have been too impressed with lw8 to come here and post about lux with all that knowledge of lw's new features....
 
  07 July 2003
I can't believe all you can tell us about lightwave is about the color of its interface... :shame:

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