Get stuck into their new procedural texture libraries and brush presets for sculpting and pre-rigged scenes. Luxology have also improved the rendering engine with optimised ray-tracing. It is said to speed up rendering times by 30-40%. Luxology claim that in some cases it will improve rendering times by as much as 300% – now, that’s a pretty big claim and we haven’t had a chance to check that for ourselves yet, so take that the way you will.
An exciting new addition is the support for Pixar Subdivision surfaces with sharper creasing and improved transferability, which will be a welcome addition.
If you are an existing user, you can upgrade to the new version at a discounted price with the new ‘modo Ugrade Promotion’, which runs until the 31st of December, 2010. Luxology have also thrown in three new training videos to help you with the new features and tools. Nice.