+ Luxology® LLC, an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software, today announced that it will be using Bonjour technology from Apple to power its upcoming modo 301 release. Bonjour is an open, standards-based networking technology that automatically connects electronic devices on a network, allowing them to interoperate seamlessly without any user configuration. One of the most advanced 3D content creation software products available for the Mac and PC, modo combines a powerful, real-time subdivision surface modeling engine with an artist-focused set of tools including 3D painting and a tightly integrated renderer that provides fully lit previews and extremely fast, production-quality rendering. Luxology will ship a comprehensive upgrade to modo that includes network rendering based on Bonjour in summer 2007.
Highlights of network rendering in modo 301 include: - All Macs and PCs on the network are automatically detected. Up to 50 nodes are allowed under modo’s license agreement for incredibly cost-effective rendering. - Rendering tasks from the initiating workstation are automatically parceled out to machines that have been placed in a ready-to-render mode. Visual feedback is provided on which portions of an image are being rendered on the network as the image generation progresses. - Can be used to compute single high-resolution print images or to render out entire animation sequences and architectural walk-throughs.
A free 30-day, full-function evaluation version of modo 203 is available for immediate download from modo3d.com. To learn more about bonjour, please visit Apple’s web site at www.apple.com/bonjour/.
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