Luxology to Preview NPR Kit for Modo at SIGGRAPH
Aiming at New Users Already in 3D, Plus Traditional Graphic Design Worlds
Luxology will be showcasing two soon-to-be released products at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles that blend traditional animation and illustration techniques with 3D: NPR Kit for modo (shown above), a shortcut to non-photorealistic rendering options like hand-drawn and other stylized looks, from anime to charcoal sketches, when rendering 3D scenes in modo; and XfrogPlants for modo, a suite of ready-to-go 3D plants, trees and flowers aimed at landscape and graphic designers. In an apparent effort to widen its user base beyond the subset of high-end power users like ILM and Pixar, the company will also be offering a crossgrade promotion of its flagship modo at about 25 percent off the software's list price to those who already own another 3D tool like Maya or 3ds Max.
The upcoming NPR Kit brings cartoon shading, stippling, halftones, edge rendering and a unique SketchTone shader, which approximates an artist's original style, into the modo toolset, giving users a much more flexible range of visual styles to choose from.
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