Modo - Creative 3D modeling, animation, texturing and rendering tools

Modo 16.1


Modo’s powerful and flexible 3D modeling, animation, texturing and rendering toolset empowers artists to explore and develop ideas without jumping through technical hoops. Modo® is your starting point for creative exploration.



With powerful updates to Primitive Slice, enhanced selection capabilities with Conditional Loops, and the exciting addition of the Bridge MeshOp, Modo’s modeling prowess continues to grow with every release.

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Rendering & Shading Section

Rendering and Shading in Modo has never been smarter. Intelligently cache textures for display in the viewport. Rapidly build and edit materials with the new Shader Tree enhancements. Spend less time rendering with the detail enhanced Intel Denoiser.

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Customization, simplification and I/O are central workflow concerns. Streamline tool usage with Conditional Commands, Get quick measurements through the Ruler/Grid MeshOp and reliably exchange assets with Rhino 7 native 3dm support.

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Animation and Rigging

The new Wrap Effector offers a single, flexible entry point for both Wrap and Lattice style deformations. The action exporter makes exporting multiple animation clips for use in game engines a breeze.

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Customize your experience
  • • Create custom tools and gestures for tool control
  • • Organize your UI to show only the tools you need
  • • Concept and test scripts directly with instant feedback
Love modeling again
  • • Rapidly iterate and concept. Model at the speed of thought
  • • Intelligently construct procedural modeling systems
  • • Easily create complex, precise and detailed assets
So much more to love
  • • Take a 3D project from concept to realization all in one application
  • • Leverage quick render previews without the waiting
  • • Make rigs that anyone can edit, just by clicking and dragging on a mesh
Future Ready
  • • Ongoing support for OCIO, USD, and FBX
  • • Hybrid renderer built to accommodate new technology
  • • Support for Python 3 and QT5


Bringing the best version of Modo with the addition of Planar Decals, Seam Decals, Triplanar Texturing and multiple Viewport enhancements, Modo 16.1 meaningfully improves how artists work every day.

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Who's Using Modo

Modo is a leader in 3D Modeling on G2 Modo is a leader in Mid-Market 3D Modeling on G2 Modo is a leader in 3D Rendering on G2


Customize Modo to suit your needs. Explore a range of plug-ins and partner products for 3D content creation that extend your creative possibilities.

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  • Education
  • Individual
  • Business

Modo Educational is only for the purpose of training and instruction, and for no other purpose.
Students and Educational users are strictly prohibited from using the software for any commercial, professional or for-profit purposes.

Student Licenses

  • Get the Education Collective for free with First Year Free program
  • No product limitations: includes access to full Modo capabilities, plus premium content
  • For full-time school or university students
  • Please use your university email address to apply
  • Must be a new Foundry customer

Educational Institutions

  • Take advantage of our discounted classroom licenses
  • We offer production and 3D design packages for schools and universities
  • Get exclusive access to Modo premium content
  • Get in touch with our Education team below

Modo Individual is strictly for ‘individual/personal' users.
We require all companies to use Modo for Business.

Buy $485/yr*
  • For existing single-user licenses looking to upgrade
  • Upgrade to maintenance, for an existing perpetual license
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Subscribe $719/yr* or $89/mth*
  • Single user license for individual professionals
  • Annual or monthly subscription
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Modo Business is designed for Businesses with multiple users.
Networked licenses (now with roaming) allow these businesses to manage their users centrally via a license server.

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How long does it take the average user to be productive in Modo?

Most users with existing 3D knowledge can be comfortable and productive within a couple of days. The UI is easy to navigate and has been organized to aid in discoverability. Modo also has viewport navigation presets allowing users from other packages to instantly feel at home with the essential basics.

Where can I find Modo tutorials?

For tips, tricks and tutorials to help you get up to speed with Modo, please visit the Modo Foundry Learn page.

As a user of other 3D software packages are there any tutorials tailored for users like me to transition to Modo?

Yes! We have a series of tutorials covering transition from many of the other prominent 3D applications to streamline becoming confident in Modo found on the Modo Foundry Learn page in the “Modo and Other Products” section. A great followup to these tutorials can be found in the Modo Essentials training.

What training resources and opportunities are there for studios and artists getting set up with Modo?

Foundry has an ever growing set of learning resources. Independent artists and some studios have published comprehensive resources. We also have a classroom in a box series of tutorials to help bring artists up to speed quickly. Modo licenses are available for individuals automatically for 30 days.

What are my options for buying Modo?

There are two options for purchasing Modo.

  • Individual subscription
  • Maintenance upgrade

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