Luxology® LLC has announced the immediate availability of modo® 301, the newest version of its 3D content creation software. Available for both Mac OSX and Windows, modo 301 is a milestone release that features new sculpting and item animation, as well as extensive improvements to its modeling, painting, and rendering toolsets.

“This release of modo redefines the creative 3D experience,” says Brad Peebler, president and cofounder of Luxology. “Virtually any shape can now be created, textured, and animated in a single environment; modo 301 invites experimentation and rewards the artist with new levels of efficiency.”

modo 301 combines a powerful, realtime subdivision surface modeling engine with an artist-focused set of tools that speed the creation of world-class 3D content. modo is now time-enabled, encouraging designers and artists to explore an unprecedented range of content creation alternatives as well as produce finished animation sequences from within modo or via motion and deformation data from other applications. This unique combination of modern workflow and fused toolsets deliver increased productivity and performance for 3D artists working in a variety of disciplines.

“The appeal of modo has always been its workflow, it's an environment that just feels right,” observes Dan Ablan of AGA Digital Studios Inc. and 3D Garage.com. “What is impressive to me as a trainer is that Luxology is preserving and enhancing the user interface as they pour functionality into the product.”

Neil Hayes, freelance design visualization artist, says, “Luxology has produced a real 'gem' for visualization work. Some features that I love are the improved snapping, stencil mapping, and photometric lights. Indeed, modo 301 delivers on so many fronts that I think it has the potential to become 'the tool' for design visualization.”