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News Archive 2008
Luxology Offers Two New modo Training Videos for its Growing Architectural Visualization Customer Base
San Mateo, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2008 – Luxology® LLC today announced that two new sets of videos focused on architectural subjects have been added to the company’s growing training library. Using modo® 302, Luxology’s artist-friendly 3D content creation software, the “Architectural Modeling” video training album demonstrates how to create an architectural model from a given set of dimensions, and the “Architectural Interior: Lighting and Rendering” video album provides techniques for creating compelling day and night shots of a contemporary interior living space. To expedite the learning experience, Luxology provides pre-built models and images with each tutorial. Both albums are produced in high-definition resolution and are available for immediate purchase at http://www.luxology.com/store
ROKKAN Taps Luxology’s modo for Interactive 3D Website Development
San Mateo, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2008 – Graphics on websites are now rivaling the game itself. To keep up with consumers’ growing demand, full-service interactive agency ROKKAN has integrated Luxology®’s modo® into its production pipeline for creative 3D website development. ROKKAN, best known for creating content-rich 3D websites for games and products such as 2k Games’ Bioshock, Stride Gum’s Spit it Out Adventure, Nintendo’s Mystery Case Files and Dawn’s Dawn Hands Have Talent, relies on modo for its superb modeling and rendering tools, along with its seamless ability to enhance existing workflow.
Luxology Announces Rhinoceros File Translator for modo
San Mateo, Calif. – Oct. 8, 2008 – Luxology® LLC, an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software, today announced the immediate availability of a new 3DM file translator that allows modo® users to exchange files with Rhinoceros® (Rhino), the popular 3D design tool from Robert McNeel and Associates. Developed using modo 302’s File I/O Software Developer Kit (SDK), this new translator allows modo users to both read and write meshed 3DM files, greatly enhancing workflow for modo and Rhino users working in industrial design, design visualization, package design and marketing content development. Available from www.luxology.com, the new 3DM translator is based on Robert McNeel and Associates’ OpenNURBS™ library and is available in both Mac and PC versions.
Luxology Announces imageSynth 2 – Seamless Texture Creation Plug-in for Adobe Creative Suite 4
San Mateo, Calif. – Oct. 6, 2008 – Luxology® LLC, an independent technology company developing modern 3D content creation software, today announced the immediate availability of imageSynth™ 2, the newest version its popular image processing tool. Featuring up to ten times faster performance, imageSynth 2 allows artists to quickly process existing images into new seamless textures, synthetic images and backgrounds, and generate super high-resolution images from low resolution sources. imageSynth 2 is now available in both a standalone version and as a plug-in for Adobe® Creative Suite® 4. For more information or to purchase please visit luxology.com/store/imageSynth.aspx.
Luxology’s Nexus Powers PhotoView 360 Design Visualization Tool in SolidWorks 2009 3D CAD Software.
Companies Collaborate on Highly Interactive Rendering Application.
San Mateo, Calif. – Sept. 25, 2008 – Luxology® LLC, an independent technology company developing modern 3D content creation software, today announced that its Nexus® technology was used to jointly develop PhotoView 360, the new design visualization application that is bundled with SolidWorks Premium and Professional 2009 editions. Designed to deliver new levels of interactivity, the software features physically based lighting, a library of realistic surface appearances and a collection of studio-quality lighting environments. Nexus is the core rendering technology behind PhotoView 360. Information on PhotoView 360 and the complete SolidWorks 2009 offering is available at www.solidworks.com.
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp. Licenses Luxology's Nexus Rendering Technology
Los Angeles (SIGGRAPH) – August 12, 2008 – Luxology® LLC, developers of modern, artist-focused 3D software, today announced that DS SolidWorks has entered into a technology licensing agreement to utilize Luxology’s Nexus® rendering technology. As one of the leading 3D mechanical CAD software vendors worldwide, DS SolidWorks selected Nexus for its modern architecture and superior rendering capabilities.
Bentley Systems Taps Nexus Architecture to Provide Enhanced Microstation Rendering
Los Angeles (SIGGRAPH) – August 12, 2008 – Luxology® LLC, developers of modern, artist-focused 3D software, today announced Bentley Systems, the global leader in software for sustaining infrastructure, has licensed its Nexus rendering technology. Bentley chose Nexus for its overall performance and plans to use it for enhancements to Bentley’s MicroStation product line and many more applications in Bentley’s comprehensive portfolio of products.
Luxology Adds Cogswell Polytechnical College to its Growing Education Provider Program
San Mateo, Calif. – August 5, 2008 – Luxology® LLC, developers of modern, artist-focused 3D software, today announced that Cogswell Polytechnical College has joined its expanding Education Provider Program. This partnership ensures that all students enrolled in Cogswell’s 3D Modeling major will benefit from increased access to modo® and other innovative 3D technology and training from Luxology.
Florida State University Joins Luxology’s Education Provider Program
San Mateo, Calif. – July 22, 2008 – Luxology® LLC, developers of modern, artist-focused 3D software, today announced a partnership with Florida State University that will make modo® 3D software available to all students enrolled in the College of Communication’s Media Production Program as well as the staff of Seminole Productions, Florida State’s in-house production facility. Florida State is the first institution to join Luxology’s Education Provider Program (EPP), a new academic initiative designed to offer select colleges and universities with increased access to modo and other innovative 3D technology and training from Luxology.
Luxology Offers New Rapid Prototyping with modo Tutorial Series
San Mateo, Calif. – July 15, 2008 – Luxology® LLC today announced the immediate availability of “MP3 Player: Rapid Visualization and Prototyping,” a new video album that demonstrates how modo 302’s robust toolset can be used to complement and enhance the product design process. Created by Luxology’s Training Division Director, Andy Brown, this training series offers step-by-step instruction on rapidly giving form to design concepts using Subdivision surfaces in modo. The video album also covers the process of preparing a model for 3D printing and creation of final presentation images. For more information or to purchase, please visit the Luxology Store.
Luxology Launches Education Provider Program
San Mateo, Calif. – July 8, 2008 – Luxology® LLC, developers of modern, artist-focused 3D software, today announced its new Education Provider Program, which offers leading colleges, universities and 3D animation schools worldwide access to academically-priced modo® and associated training materials from Luxology. The new Education Provider Program is a key part of Luxology’s plan to meet the growing demand for modo by offering additional educational benefits to customers in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Luxology’s modo Delivers New Perspectives on Seattle’s Space Needle
San Mateo, Calif. – June 30, 2008 – When the owners of Seattle’s Space Needle wanted a photorealistic 3D sequence of the iconic structure for a new marketing campaign, advertising agency Radarworks knew exactly who to call: Dawson 3D. Their confidence was rewarded when studio founder Henk Dawson delivered a stunning animated fly-by created entirely in modo® 302, Luxology’s award-winning, artist-friendly 3D content creation software.
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Luxology Expands its Training Offerings with Two New modo Tutorials
San Mateo, Calif. – June 16, 2008 – Luxology® LLC, developers of modern, artist-focused 3D software, today announced the immediate availability of two additional modo® 302 video albums created by Luxology’s Training Division. The albums, entitled “Concept Car” and “Cartoon Kid,” are provided in high-definition resolution and provide step-by-step instruction on how to efficiently use modo software to model, paint and render. The “Concept Car” and “Cartoon Kid” tutorials are each sold for USD $25 and are available for quick download on Luxology’s website. For more information or to purchase please visit the Training Materials section of the Luxology Store.
Luxology Sponsors International Furniture Design Competition with Skuuma
San Mateo, Calif. – April 22, 2008 – In a rare opportunity, furniture designers of any level can compete to have one of their creations manufactured by a prominent international furniture manufacturer. Luxology® LLC announced that it is the primary sponsor of Skuuma’s home and office furniture design competition. Winners of the Skuuma Design Competition will be announced at the Dutch Design Week in October 2008 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Luxology has developed video tutorials on how to design furniture with its modo software and is making these tutorials available to contestants along with a time-limited version of its modo 3D design software for the PC and Mac. These are all available now at www.luxology.com/skuuma Final judging by a panel of experts will be completed by August 28, 2008. To learn more about the Skuuma design competition and to see examples of the manufacturing process, please visit www.skuuma.com
New modo 302 Update Enhances Artist-Friendly Toolset for PC and Mac Users
Luxology® LLC today announced the immediate
availability of modo™ 302, the newest version of its award-winning, artist-friendly 3D content
creation software. Free for registered modo 301 customers, modo 302 adds new natural lighting
capabilities, additional layered Photoshop file support, an animation Track View, new modeling
tools and numerous other enhancements. Luxology is also making available the first version of
the modo File I/O software development kit (SDK), which allows developers to import or export
data directly from modo. modo 302 is available for both Mac OSX and Windows. To learn more
about Luxology or modo 302, or to purchase the new version, please visit luxology.com.
Luxology Highlights Use of modo in Marketing and Advertising Image Production
Luxology® LLC, makers of modo™, a modern, artist-friendly image generation software, today announced that it would host several high-profile advertising customers during CGAM 2008, a new CGI conference for advertising and marketing professionals.