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SolidWorks and Luxology team on new modo importer

Luxology showed their advancements in product design and visualization by allowing users to work directly with native SolidWorks Data Inside of modo.


The new SolidWorks importer, shown at the SolidWorks World 2009, was a result of a joint engineering effort between Dassault Systemes SolidWorks and Luxology. Compatible with Windows, the importer will be included in the upcoming release of modo 401. Basically, the importer supports the loading of SolidWorks files directly into modo for decoration, animation and rendering. 

modo, is an artist-friendly 3D software that combines modeling, sculpting, painting, animation and rendering in a fused workflow for quick concept modeling and/or physically-based rendering for design visualization. modo is a modern 3D software for it is based on subdivision surface modeling technology and excels at both hard surface and organic modeling. 

“modo provides a substantial benefit to designers who need creative and efficient tools that work seamlessly with SolidWorks 2009,” said Brad Peebler, president and founder of Luxology. “SolidWorks and modo users alike will benefit from being able to import design and engineering data into modo for advanced visualization, and the ability to develop custom materials of virtually any kind.”

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