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In this course, author Dan Ablan walks through the process of understanding the MODO workflow while learning to create 3D models and animations. The course teaches fundamental tasks, such as modeling polygons and applying materials with the Shader Tree, while exploring scene building in depth through advanced lighting, camera, and animation techniques. The course also covers MODO's schematic tools and shows how to render animations for various playback media.
As we come to the end of our course, there's just a few more things I'd like to show you. I am going to go online and take you to the Luxology site. I recommend you go here and take a look at some of third-party applications that you can put into modo, such as the Splash Kit, which allows you to create all these amazing splashes like this. The model Bashing Kit. If you work with SolidWorks at all, you can use the SolidWorks kits for modo. But one thing I really like, and I highly recommend you check this out, is called Recoil. This is the dynamics plug-in for modo, and it really is terrific.
I have used Recoil for quite a while now, as well as Dynamics in 3D for a number of years, and nothing has been as easy as Recoil. You truly just can set something up passive, aggressive, go, and things collide and act as they should. So check that out. Bo to Luxology.com and then look for recoil and check out some of the other videos they have. One thing I like about recoil is that you can actually put the program to use to create other objects. You don't actually have to animate dynamics. For instance, in this gumball scene, how hard would it be to actually place all those gumballs inside there? Well, using the dynamic engine, all of those objects see each other, and then they can just fill that up.
So for those of you that aren't animating, you think well, I don't need that, this is actually really good thing to use for just still objects and single renders. So check that out. It's not cheap, but one project could actually pay for it. Beyond that, if you need to contact me, head over to my site, danablan.com, and you can see some of my animations, some of my books, and we also have a photography business. You could check that out. And then the 3D business is agadigital.com, where we offer personal one-on-one training and full-time 3D animation. And here's some modo animation right there, right on the front page.
Well, as we get back into modo, I hope you will progress and keep going based on some of the tools and tutorials I have shown you, and feel free to contact me and show me some of the renders that you've done, and we'll see how far you can go with modo.
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