Luxology has released
modo 202, a new version of their 3D modeling, painting and rendering software for Mac OS X and Windows. A free update for registered users of modo 201, modo 202 costs $895. A 30-day trial version is ready for download.
Modo features a polygonal and subdivision surface 3D modeler, painting tools modeled after natural 3D painting and integrated rendering tools.
Peak rendering speeds are 42 percent faster than the previous release. Soft shadows can now be generated from point and spot lights. More accurate image map resampling improves final image generation.
There’s a new SubDiv option for the Pen tool, and “thicken” tool for adding inner or outer thickness to geometry. Modo 202 also adds a new object-to-object baking capability; a new bounding box display option lets you use large data sets. 3D painting behavior has been improved when working on folded UVs and along UV borders.
And workflow improvements have also been made, such as the ability to see scene lights in Advanced OpenGL, adjust the F-Stop, focal length and focal distance of cameras, support for Autodesk FBX and X3D formats and more.