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Luxology Modo 401 Tutorial


Luxology Modo delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering all in a single integrated package. Modo includes true 3D sculpting tools, animation and even allows network rendering. More than just features, Modo is a truly elegant integration of technology, raw horsepower and refined workflow. Professional illustrator, television animation art director and writer Dwayne Ferguson will show users how to get the most out of this powerful 3D content creation software. Learn the interface, cameras and lighting, animation and more. Work Files are included. To get started, simply click on one of the movie links.

Introduction

New in Modo 401
System Requirements
Input Devices

3D Primer

Coordinate System
Navigation
Components

The Interface

Workspace
Viewports
Work Plane
Lists & Layers
Preferences
Editors
Customizing
Pie Menus
Help
Quick Tips

Modeling 1

Modes & Symmetry
Selecting Components
Action Centers
Transform Tools
Profiles
Falloffs
Backdrops
Replicators
Instancing

Modeling 2

Build Geometry
Reduce Geometry
Polygon Modeling pt. 1
Polygon Modeling pt. 2
Polygon Modeling pt. 3
Subdivision Modeling pt. 1
Subdivision Modeling pt. 2

Sculpting

Sculpting Tools
Influence Range
Displacement

Hair & Fur

Hair Tools
Style Hair
Create Fur

Shader Tree

Materials
Presets
Blend Modes

Painting

Painting Tools
Image Ink
Texture Painting pt. 1
Texture Painting pt. 2
Saving Textures

Paint with External Apps

Painting with 3D-Coat pt. 1
Painting with 3D-Coat pt. 2
Painting with Photoshop pt. 1
Painting with Photoshop pt. 2

Maps

Vertex Maps
Weight Maps
Stencil Maps
UV Maps
Morph Map

Lighting

Light Types pt. 1
Light Types pt. 2
3-Point Lighting
Luminous Mesh
Dramatic Lighting
Environment Lighting

Rendering

The Camera
Target Camera
Ray Tracing
Shadows
Global Illumination
Physical Sun
Baking

Output

Render Frame
Turntable
Animation
Image Formats

Animation

The Timeline
Keyframes
Channels
Graph Editor
Inverse Kinematics pt. 1
Inverse Kinematics pt. 2

Project: Rocket Ship

Project Overview
Concept Art
Rocket Ship pt. 1
Rocket Ship pt. 2
Rocket Ship pt. 3
Rocket Ship pt. 4
Rocket Ship pt. 5
Rocket Ship pt. 6
Rocket Ship pt. 7

Project: Apartment

Project Overview
Reference
Apartment pt. 1
Apartment pt. 2
Apartment pt. 3
Apartment pt. 4
Apartment pt. 5
Apartment pt. 6

Project: Mountains

Project Overview
Paint Textures
Sculpt Mountains
Lake
Apply Texture
Water Material
Bump
Mountains Lights
Custom Backdrop

Project: Animation

Project Overview
3D Text
Grinders
Steel Beams
Animate Light
Animate Camera
Animate Grinders
Materials
NFL Beams
NFL Volumetrics

Resources

Websites
Downloads
Magazines

Conclusion

Wrap Up

Credits

About the Author


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