Modo Walkthrough: Primitives 3 – Tube, Solid Sketch and Text


The tube primitive is a tool that creates a spline with a cylindrical primitive round it. The variables for the tube tool mostly control the cylinder.

The tube is placed by clicking in the viewport and then clicking a second time to determine the end point of the tube. Further points can be added by clicking to add more nodes to the spline.

Using the tube tool
Using the tube tool

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Modo Walkthrough: Primitives 2: Ellipsoid, cylinder, capsule, arc, and cone.

Ellipsoid Variables:
The ellipsoid is similar in character to the sphere, but allows for a flatter top surface which can be controlled by the two unique attributes for this primitive: Bulge top and Side

Bulge makes the top and the bottom of the sphere more squared off.

Bulge comparision
Bulge comparision

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Modo Walkthrough: Primitives 1 – Cube and Sphere

It has been a long time since I last wrote on this site. Having spent the last few years concentrating on my full time job, I am now in a position where I have enough time to return to working with 3D and incorporate it into my job.

As a result, I will be working my way through and documenting my chosen software, Modo, to get a deeper understanding of the program, and giving myself a full refresher on 3D in general. Throughout this process, it is inevitable that I will use other resources on the web, for example, youtube, the modo manual etc. Where applicable I will post the resources at the end of the post. While this process is largely for myself and my own learning, I hope that presenting it here will help at least someone else at the same time.

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First Conceptual Drawing Project

I have just completed my first digital painting project, its a reconstruction of a Russian Bronze Age settlement.

This image was created in Photoshop 5.1 and Vue 9 Infinite was used to create the clouds.

The following video demonstrates the production of the image throughout the process.

The image was painted live in front of the client, who was very satisfied. The whole process took about 7 hours.

Free Model – Table

Another free model, this time of a table. Available in OBJ and VOB format.

Same rules as usual, use it however you like, but don’t try and sell it or claim it as your own.

Table-OBJ (978) and Table-VOB (914)

If you feel like it, feel free to tell me/show me how you used it.

This will be included in a scene which I will hopefully be posting later on today so keep your eyes

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Free Model

I’ve decided to give away a free model of a Italian styled archway. It is in VOB and OBJ format.

Please feel free to use this model as you see fit. Just dont be an arse and try and sell it or claim it as your own.

I’d love to know how you used this model, so feel free to show me what you did with it.

Archway - OBJ format (937) and Archway - VOB format (833)

If you are having trouble with the model, try turning down the bump a little bit, and turning down the smoothing level.

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Marvellous Designer

Yesterday, I got my hands on a Marvellous Designer license, courtesy of a very kind philanthropist from the Vue community, Artur Rosa. Today I have spent my time playing with the program and learning the basics of it and discovering how I am going to use it for my work.

The first thing I did, of course, was to follow a tutorial on their website and in so made a dress..

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