We recently had an opportunity to put Luxology’s modo 501 to the test, as we needed to workout a shot for a proposed stop-motion animation.
The scene involved basic origami objects placed on a desk in our studio, which when combined with a camera move would reveal the word ‘Solutions’. This shot was intended to be used in a longer animation but the origami artist needed to understand how the shot was intended to work so he could get to work building the paper models and we could proceed with pre-production preparations.
Initially we were just concerned with the shapes and the camera move, as proof of concept, which was very quick to achieve despite never using MODO before – or any 3D application for that matter. After a few quick tutorials we were able to get some very useful previz animations and it proved quick, and relatively straightforward.
Ultimately the project didn’t happen, but we made use of the work we’d done, by seeing through a finished render of the scene using MODO.
Update: MODO is now on version 701, and Luxology have recently teamed up with The Foundry which make an incredible combination for the visual effects industry.