Modo 17 Series

How much does Modo cost?

You can find the latest pricing information by clicking here

More information can be found in our support pages

If I’m on an earlier version of Modo, can I upgrade directly to Modo 17?

Current perpetual license owners of Modo 16.1, or any version prior, can upgrade to Modo 17.0 by attaching maintenance. You can find the latest pricing information on maintenance by clicking here.

How can I get my Modo update if I’m an annual education customer or on maintenance?

As an annual education customer or a customer on maintenance, you can get the update from our downloads page, where you will also find additional Modo assets and sample content. As always, our support team is ready to help with any issues you may have with downloading and installing the update.

Is Modo included in the Collective?

Yes. Modo is included in the Production and Education Collectives. The Education version of Modo is exactly the same as the commercial version so you get all the benefits of our world-class application. If you are a Collective owner and would like to upgrade your Modo license, you can download the latest version at your convenience.

What are Modo Addons?

Modo Addons include both kits and plug-ins. 

Modo kits are productivity-enhancing packages that combine scripts, streamlined UI, plug-ins, learning materials and content to accelerate certain task-specific workflows. 

Modo plug-ins generally offer completely new functionality that extends the capabilities of the core technology of Modo. Modo plug-ins are usually created by third-party developers who specialize in a particular discipline.

Modo Addons are created by both Foundry and by third-party developers.

You can find the Modo Addons here.

Will all the current Addons and training series work with Modo 17.0?

Most Addons and training were tested with Modo 17.0 and should work fine. However, Modo 17.0 no longer supports Python 2, so plugins and kits that use it will need to be updated. Compiled (C++) plugins will also need to be updated to support macOS ARM builds. Power Translators, Power SubD-NURBS, and the NPR Kit do NOT currently support ARM, but can be run on the Modo OSX builds on Mac ARM hardware, as a workaround.

There have been some changes to default settings in Modo, which may affect older training materials. Please see the release notes.

You can find the Modo Addons here.

Where can I get help with installing and licensing Modo?

Refer to the online help for licensing and installation.

I’m used to working in another 3D animation software; how do I get started with Modo?

Whether you’re an experienced 3D artist or brand new to the world of 3D art, we have the perfect crash course to get you started quick. The free Modo Essentials: Weekend Crash Course comes complete with all the materials, including bonus content, to learn the fundamentals of modeling, texturing, animating and rendering in Modo. 

In addition, we also have tailored tutorials to guide artists coming to Modo from 3DS Max, Maya, Softimage, and Cinema 4D.

Are manuals included with the software?

Documentation is no longer included with the Modo install, but PDF and HTML versions can be downloaded for local use. The most current version is available on Foundry Learn. We also provide a PDF User Guide


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