+ Luxology LLC, developer of modern, artist-focused 3D software, has created a new asset sharing Web site that serves as a participatory content-sharing portal and learning resource. Users are now able to upload and download Presets of all kinds as well as exchange associated usage tips and techniques with other artists. Introduced concurrently with the recently released modo® 401 software, the custom-developed site provides modo artists with an easily accessible online resource for content re-utilization. The new asset sharing Web site is an extension of the streamlined workflow in modo 401 that facilitates the re-use of assets throughout the content creation process. Users can browse through the site's visual interface to select Presets such as realistic surface materials, 3D meshes, profile curves, animation assemblies and professionally designed lighting environments, which can all be utilized in modo 401. Artists and designers can also upload images and other assets to the site in order to share them with the rest of the modo community. To facilitate asset re-use, the site allows searches by category, popularity or by keyword search.
The site also offers artists the opportunity to learn new techniques used by others in the creation of Presets, as well as a way to provide tips on how to use each asset. For example, when a material Preset is uploaded, the structure and components of the material are automatically displayed into a form that lets modo users understand how materials will look and act in modo's Shader Tree. Users can also accompany their contributions with text, video and images that explain in detail how a particular asset can be used. All 3D software professionals and enthusiasts are encouraged to visit the asset portal; however, only modo 401 registered users may upload assets to the site. For more information or to browse though the asset sharing Web site, please visit www.luxology.com/asset/