Started by TheBadger, April 04, 2014, 08:36:31 am
Quote from: TheBadger on April 04, 2014, 08:36:31 amIt looks like upgrades are paid. But what is the service plan? No service plan. Just per version upgrade. Next one, for example, is 801.What will it cost to go from 701 up to the next version when they make one? No one is certain what The Foundry might do.1) Have you rigged andanimated in modo (characters)? How do find it? No. Well, a little. But, the new ACS Kit has helped tremendously. Modo really lacks what even a package like Lightwave presently has.2) I have read that rendering can be buggy. And that this can be a real problem for animation. Is that true?Rendering is not buggy. It is intricate. You can usually render pretty well at defaults, but there is a sort of process of constant tweaking to get it "perfect". This is for just about everyone on The Foundry's site, experts and others like me.3) On animation again, how do you find doing faces and such?Faces are always difficult, but the morphs and assistance from others in the forum and even the ACS Kit make it easier. Not a final solution.4) Particles are good but not a straight forward process "like in maya"?Not hardly. Just beginning. Looks promising...or so people are hoping, since Nuke and Mari are so awesome.5) everything everywhere says nothing beats Modo for modeling. Agree or disagree?Modeling has some very good points. The interface is friendly and usable and configurable. The new MeshFusion has changed everything. If you haven't seen it in action, please look into this to see its beauty.I have to say, I like modo and luxology. They look like their looking to the future rather than trying to hold on to norms. And I like that MODO as a full package is still so new that it will likely not grow faster than I can learn it, if I start soon. Nothing is ready for complete realistic, especially at the level of Modo. Modo is still relatively new in the 3D modeling space. It's useful and has even a long time evangelist of Lightwave (William Vaughan) fully committing to Modo with some very good tutorials and insights. He's in love with MeshFusion. Did I already mention how awesome MeshFusion is? Modo's render is really one of the best in the industry and I believe it will be even better in the future.
Quote from: TheBadger on April 04, 2014, 11:46:35 pm@rcallicotteHey, I remember you brought up mesh fusion before in another thread. Thanks for getting the thing in my head. I really need to sit for a long time with this stuff. But since I saw it a while ago, Im really feeling better about it now. (See link above) Its really impressive!
Quote from: TheBadger on April 06, 2014, 06:56:01 pm... I think it will develop over time and in the end be a superior animator. If they continue to develop the newer features to the level of their modeling... Looks like that is what they plan to do too. ...
Quote from: TheBadger on April 06, 2014, 11:01:27 pm... I value your opinion and voice on many issues and would like to hear how you think MODO compares to lightwave which is another option for me in terms of cost.