New digital content creation tool launches in May

The Foundry announces Modo 901

The Foundry has lifted the lid on the latest version of its flagship Modo tool.

Modo 901 will boast more than 100 new features and additions, with the company previewing a few during a live broadcast this evening.

New features include the addition of the MeshFusion tool – usually worth $395 separately – and new progressive texture baking, with a ray tracing tech that lets artists preview their textures while they bake.

Other new and improved tools include topological symmetry, a split and fill slice option, quad fill pattern mode and more.

The Foundry is also revamping the pricing a little, with the new price tag for new seats at $1,799 when Modo 901 launches. Customers who purchase 801 now at the current price will automatically be upgraded to 901 at launch.

“When we began working on 901, we committed to bringing our customers the most powerful, relevant version of Modo to date,” said Shane Griffith, Modo product marketing manager. 

“We looked closely at how the roles of artists in our key markets are changing, the demands they face and how Modo can help them succeed in this shifting landscape. Also, we listened to our Modo customers and community to determine how best to make Modo the most stable, efficient solution for them. The result: Modo 901.”

Modo 901 is expected to be released commercially towards the end of May.

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