MODO 901 lets you take on more challenging projects than ever before, with powerful new features in every discipline from modeling to texturing, and from animation to rendering—not to mention accelerated performance, new pipeline integration options, and complexity management tools. With MeshFusion now an integrated feature, a new advanced photorealistic viewport, progressive texture baking and vector-based graphics support representing just a few of the highlights, MODO 901 is our most significant update so far.

Create something better

When it comes to modeling and sculpting, MODO 901’s renowned toolset just got better. Now a fully integrated feature included in MODO 901, MeshFusion takes away the challenge of complex and frustrating Boolean operations, making it easier to consistently produce high-quality models. Add to that topological symmetry, layered multi-resolution sculpting, new Slice and Cap options, Quad Fill, Linear and Radial Align, Multi-slice and more, and polygon modeling is faster, easier and more efficient than ever.

MeshFusion

MeshFusion

Now a fully integrated feature of MODO 901, MeshFusion takes away the challenge of complex and frustrating Boolean operations, making it easier to consistently produce high-quality models.

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Better multi-resolution Sculpting

Better multi-resolution Sculpting

Get more flexibility and control in your sculpting workflows with new layered multi-resolution sculpting and better ways to transfer details from background to foreground meshes.

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Enhanced modeling toolset

Enhanced modeling toolset

MODO’s renowned modeling toolset just got even better, with topological symmetry, new Slice and Cap options, Multi-slice, Quad Fill, Linear and Radial Align and more!

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A model of efficiency

The world’s best modeling tools, now even better

MeshFusion

Welcome to better Booleans for everyone! With MeshFusion, you can interactively intersect, add and subtract SDS objects, control the blending between, and intuitively edit the assembly instructions.

Multi-resolution sculpting

Work with multiple sculpt layers at each mesh level; displacement values from all the layers are blended together into the final result, with each layer’s contribution controlled by an Opacity attribute.

Topological symmetry

Don’t double your workload! When you have models that are topologically but not spatially symmetrical—such as posed characters—MODO 901 lets you still work on both sides at once.

Radial and Linear Align

Align polygon, edge or vertex selections into circles, n-sided shapes or straight lines with new align tools—great for bringing uniformity to areas of your model. The weight of the effect can be varied.

Better everyday tools

The Slice tool now offers new cap options, and can slice across multiple edges; plus, there’s new and improved options for Quad Fill, the Curve Generator tool, edge loop selection, and more.

Create something beautiful

With MODO 901, getting the look you want is easier than ever. With a new physically based BRDF material advocated by studios like Disney, renders are more convincing, while a host of painting improvements deliver faster, higher quality brushstrokes so you can bring your artistic skills to the texturing process. Meanwhile, if you work with vector graphics, MODO 901 opens up whole new possibilities for taking your 2D designs in the 3D world either as textures, or as a framework to build upon.

Physically based materials & rendering

Physically based materials & rendering

Create more realistic, physically accurate renders MODO 901 with a new BRDF material that better matches real materials, improved physically based Daylight and other enhancements.

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Vector-based graphics support

Vector-based graphics support

Make use of resolution-independent vector-based artwork created in a program such as Adobe® Illustrator® or converted from a CAD file, with new texture and curve support for SVG files.

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Improved painting and texturing

Improved painting and texturing

MODO 901 delivers faster, higher quality painting, new options to vary paint opacity based on surface qualities, a new texture switch node, a wireframe shader, and more.

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Not just a pretty face

The tools you need to get the look you want

Progressive baking

Texture baking in MODO 901 goes to the next level. Preview your textures as you bake, and tweak settings as they refine progressively.

Physically based materials

Match real materials more convincingly, with control over specular profiles and blurry reflections offered by new GTR BRDF material.

Vector-based graphics support

Use SVG artwork as texture files, or as curves that can then be manipulated in 3D, or act as a framework for you to construct meshes.

Improved painting

Get faster, higher quality painting with better blending, interpolation, stroke evaluation, subpixel sampling, brush orientation and more.

Create something big

Whether you’re creating a feature film, a TV commercial, an indie game, a product design or some market communications, your customers expect more from you than ever before: more complexity, higher quality, more realism. And, oh by the way, they’d like that in less time for less money! That’s why MODO 901 is serious about helping you take on more challenging projects, with new options to extend, customize and integrate tools into your pipeline, and better ways to handle complex scenes and rigs.

Easier pipeline integration

Easier pipeline integration

Extend, customize and integrate MODO more easily into your pipeline, with a new Python TD SDK, cross-platform Qt support, openVDB voxel data exchange and more.

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More flexible rigging

More flexible rigging

Create cleaner, more flexible character rigs with clickable Command Regions, the ability to drive color and opacity based on surface tension and to vary replicas based on particle attributes, and more.

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Complexity management

Complexity management

MODO 901 delivers tools to help you manage today’s complex assets more easily, with Deferred Meshes, tiled EXR support and simplified assembly display options.

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Time to think big

Serious power for serious projects

TD SDK

MODO 901’s new TD SDK offers a more intuitive interface to the existing Python API, making it easier for technical directors to write plug-ins.

Qt support

Previously available only on Linux, MODO 901 brings Qt support to Mac OS X and Windows, so TDs can make cross-platform custom UIs.

Interoperability

MODO 901 adds support for OpenVDB voxel datasets, and a projection shader that enables digital matte painting workflows with NUKE.

Complexity management

Helping you manage today’s complex assets more easily, MODO 901 offers a new Deferred Mesh item that lets you offload assets to disk, loading them only at render time; the ability to mass-convert scene image clips to Tiled EXRs; and ways to expose only selected inputs in assemblies. In addition, with new Command Regions, you can create cleaner, uncluttered character rigs that only display controls when moused over.

Create something faster

With a major focus on improving performance on large scenes, MODO 901 accelerates workflows across the board. From the new OpenSubdiv library that makes animating deforming subdivision surfaces significantly faster, to faster updates in the progressive renderer, to the new advanced photorealistic viewport, MODO 901 is ready to speed up your production. What’s more, the new progressive texture baking lets you adjust settings as you bake, for a level of interactivity you’ve never seen before.

Accelerated performance

Accelerated performance

With a major focus on improving performance on large scenes, MODO 901 accelerates workflows across the board, in some cases by orders of magnitude.

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Progressive baking

Progressive baking

Texture baking in MODO 901 goes to the next level, with a new ray tracing technique that takes advantage of MODO’s progressive renderer.

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Advanced GL viewport

Advanced GL viewport

Iterate faster in a high-fidelity interactive context that closely reflects your final render, with MODO 901’s new hardware-accelerated GL viewport.

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Significant speed-ups

A difference you can measure

MODO 901’s performance enhancements are targeted to accelerate the workflows you use every day, in some cases by orders of magnitude. Whether you’re selecting, deleting or copying items, using modifiers or deformers, or animating complex characters, MODO 901 provides significantly greater interactivity, increasing productivity and helping your creativity flow uninterrupted. In addition to raw speed-ups, MODO 901 offers new viewport options that let you prioritize performance over appearance.

Deleting 10k locators 16.7x
Selecting 10k items 2x
Selecting 1 shader (10k shader nodes) > 25x
Selecting all shaders 1.4x
Selecting many deformers (184 deformers) > 25x
Converting instances to meshes (10k instances) 13.2x
Same type item selection (10k items) > 25x
Select hierarcy (1k items) 9.3x
Select instances (1k items) 9.3x
Merging layers 3.4x
Copying items (10k items) > 25x
Curve probe modifier 16.1x
Color correct modifier 8.5x
Complex rig performance 2.4x
Animation playback + OpenSubD 3.1x
Animation + viewport Performance options enabled 3.7x
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Create something easily

Whether it’s dynamics and effects, UV editing, or just general day-to-day workflow, we know that every unnecessary click or unintuitive tool affects your productivity. That’s why MODO 901 brings you easy-to-use procedural Shatter and Rock items, easier glue constraints for rigid bodies, a host of new tools for editing both multi-tile and regular UVs, new display options for UV edge seams and boundary edges, and better ways to store and recall 3D viewport settings and favorite layouts.

Improved UV workflows

Improved UV workflows

Working with both regular and UDIM multi-tiled UVs is even easier in MODO 901, with a number of enhancements to speed up everyday workflows.

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UI and viewport enhancements

UI and viewport enhancements

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Extended dynamics and effects

Extended dynamics and effects

MODO 901 helps bring your worlds to life with new dynamic and procedural effects, including procedural Shatter and Rock items, glue constraints for rigid bodies, and more.

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Ideate and iterate in context

Our new advanced photorealistic viewport

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Exclusive Training

Buy MODO 901 today and get free access to a series of Digital Tutors spotlight training videos covering many of the powerful new 901 features. Full project files are also included. What are you waiting for? Get started with MODO 901 today.