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Derek Cicero Head of Industrial Design Products, Foundry

With the Modo 10 Series and the addition of procedural modeling and MeshFusion together, it really is the most powerful toolset on the market

Modo 10.2 Download Release notes

MeshFusion updates mean faster and easier 3D modeling in Modo

Revamped MeshFusion

Harness the power of MeshFusion's advanced Boolean toolset more easily, thanks to a simplified schematic-free workflow that automatically creates and reorders the underlying tree structure as you cut, combine and intersect meshes. Cleaner output geometry and enhanced viewport visibility also contribute to a smoother, easier process, while an option to defer updates until mouse-up vastly improves performance as you edit.

Automatic Retopology means real time sculpting is now available in Modo 10.2

Automatic retopology

Scanning a real-world object or creating a model in standalone sculpting programs can leave you with an unnecessarily dense mesh and poor topology. The new Auto-Retopo command creates clean mesh topology that follows the curvature of the input surface, at a density you specify. Use weight maps to concentrate the density where you need it most, and sketch guide curves on the surface to control the edge flow.

Procedural Modeling makes Modo the best 3d software on the market

Procedural modeling enhancements

Modo's new assembly aliases let you collapse a set of operations and present them as a single entity with user-definable inputs—perfect for creating shareable presets to use with procedural modeling. Additionally, procedural modeling now supports various slicing and drilling commands. Clone and duplicate parts of the mesh in different ways, and use a wide range of previously unavailable selection commands to modify an existing selection.

Improvements to bézier curve editing mean more control over your models

Better Béziers and spline curves

Create and edit curves more intuitively with enhanced Bézier and spline curve tools. Highlights for Béziers include the ability to restore sharp corners from pairs of rounded corner CVs, and, conversely, the ability to round sharp corners via a draggable widget. Sharp corners now also maintain their sharpness when the curve is further edited, and there are several workflow improvements when selecting, editing and closing curves.

3D animation software Modo 10.2 updates

Deformer caching

Deformers and mesh operations can take a long time to process, reducing animation playback performance and interrupting your creative flow. With new deformer caching, the deformations and operations can now be cached and held in memory, so can you scrub the timeline on a complex scene significantly faster. The cache even remains valid if you move the camera or edit materials.

Updates to Modo's renderer mean faster modeling and sculpting for your 3d assets

Rendering enhancements

Modo’s Preview renderer and Advanced viewport have both received significant performance improvements, while usability has also been improved for the Modo renderer by providing an optional global control for reflection, refraction and SSS settings. Meanwhile, the new ability to use arbitrary meshes as light sources offers an exciting new lighting workflow: you can easily represent difficult shapes, or use duplication tools to quickly populate a scene with lights.

Streamlined User Interface updates to Modo 10.2 latest release

Streamlined user interface

Sometimes saving a few clicks, defining a sensible default or exposing a hidden setting makes more difference to your everyday workflow than the flashiest feature. With this in mind, we’ve improved Modo’s user interface for your asset creation workflow. Highlights include automatic component selection modes; a less visually distracting grid display; new options for workplanes; and new default options for drawing vertices and selected items.

Modo 10.1 Download Release notes

Nondestructive Procedural Stack in Modo 10.1

Nondestructive procedural stack

With Modo’s procedural modeling system, you can model nondestructively. Each successive mesh operation—such as Bevel, Extrude, Merge, Reduce and Thicken—is added as a layer to a procedural stack, which you can modify, reorder, disable or delete at any time. View the mesh state at any point in the stack, with future operations shown as ghosted, and freeze the stack up till any chosen point for improved performance.

Improved mesh operations by select options for Modo latest release

Selection operations

Selection operations let you control which mesh elements are affected by subsequent operations in the procedural stack. By default, selected elements are automatically added to a Select By Index operation; you can add or remove elements at any time. In addition, you can define other operations to select elements procedurally. Selection operations let you rig, animate and dynamically update selections as the input mesh changes.

3D modeling in Modo now means you can easily create variants

Procedural variations

Procedural modeling in Modo lets you easily create an almost infinite number of variations. For example, you could construct a procedural road, then easily change the number of lights, the road width, or the path the road follows. You can even use textures as modeling operation inputs; simply change the texture to achieve an entirely different effect, while all of the subsequent operations are still applied.

3D animation in Modo just got better with 10.1 release

Animation and falloffs

Modo’s procedural system lets you easily animate almost any parameter within the stack. Falloffs modulate the behaviour of tools within the stack, and you can animate their placement to create interesting effects. It’s now possible to modulate the effect of tools and deformers using a textured falloff; textures can be connected to the falloff directly in the schematic or in the mesh operation stack.

Procedural Text for 3D modeling and sculpting of text

Procedural text

Modo’s procedural system makes it easy to style 3D text—adding thickness and bevels, for example—then change the input string or the font to create new variations. Text can also be rigged in the schematic view, letting you dynamically change the source text. Additionally, the text tool can now directly output Bézier curves that can be used to drive a new Curve Fill operation, providing an all-quad mesh.

3D geometry and modeling software is new in Modo 10.1

Curve enhancements

Modo now offers B-Splines as an alternative to Bézier curves. A new procedural Curve Fill operation lets you fill a closed curve with quads, while a Curve Particle Generator makes creating and adjusting duplicated geometry along curves a breeze. There’s also a Curve Rebuild operation for resampling curves into evenly-spaced sets of points, a Lacing Geometry operation that extrudes a profile shape along a guided curve and more.

Key MeshFusion updates are now available for Modo 3d modeling software in the latest release

MeshFusion enhancements

The advanced MeshFusion Boolean modeling toolset now offers better control of mesh topology and density for individual strips. In addition, you can now intuitively create, edit and analyze simple Fusion models in the schematic with extended support for drag-and-drop editing. Enhanced placement options let you easily place and fuse multiple copies of preset meshes. Procedurally modelled meshes can be used as inputs to MeshFusion.

Push 2D to 3D with Modo's new updates

UV Transform, UV Constraint and Push Influence

Making a 2D shape accurately conform to a 3D mesh—when attaching a decorative stripe to a shoe, for example—is now a quick and easy process, thanks to a new UV Transform operation. In addition, a new UV Constraint lets you lock the position and rotation of objects to an arbitrary position on a 3D surface. Meanwhile, a new Push Influence deformer pushes geometry along its surface normal.

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