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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Luxology Announces Rhinoceros File Translator for modo


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+ 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.
"modo is key to providing our designers with more fluid workflows for design exploration and we applaud Luxology for openly collaborating with other software makers in the design/engineering field," said Gustavo Fontana, lead industrial designer at the Bose Corporation. "With this new 3DM translator we can create geometry in either modo and/or Rhino and bring all the data in mesh form to modo for 3D visualization, photorealistic rendering, animation, and materials and finishes exploration. We can also send design data back to Rhino to output StereoLithography (STL) data for rapid prototyping." "modo is increasingly used for product prototyping and visualization by industrial designers," said Brad Peebler, president and co-founder of Luxology. "This new pathway allows the Rhino community to benefit from modo's incredibly powerful subdivision surface modeling for rapid ideation of both hard surface and soft body consumer products."

Pricing and Availability
The 3DM translator has an MSRP of USD $99 but is currently being provided at no charge to all registered modo users via their user accounts on the Luxology Website. It is compatible with modo 302 and supports both PC and Mac computers. Detailed information on the translator can be found at : Click Here

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