The industry's fastest modeling toolset
A sandbox for creative exploration
- With fast direct modeling, flexible procedural modeling, the
award-winning MeshFusion Boolean toolset and built-in sculpting tools
all working together, Modo's modeling moxie is unmatched.
- Free yourself from creativity-killing constraints, with Modo's
intuitive, artist-friendly toolset. From roughing out volumes to
creating highly detailed forms, Modo lets you focus on creation, not
A custom fit for your workflow
- With its advanced photorealistic viewport and progressive
renderer, and WYSIWYG look-dev for Unity and Unreal, Modo lets you
visualize your designs as you develop them, so you can discover their
ultimate potential in less time.
- Build your own kit of specialized tools by combining different
operations, with Modo's flexible tool assembly system. With Modo, every
job you do becomes easier, as you continually develop new efficiencies.
The perfect fit for your pipeline
- Modo offers modeling, sculpting, texturing, painting and
photorealistic rendering in one cohesive, easy-to-use content creation
package, with unlimited network rendering capabilities included.
- Modo fits right into your pipeline, with Python and C++ APIs; a
fully customizable UI; and support for industry-standard formats like
OpenSubdiv, OpenColorIO, OpenEXR, OpenVDB and Alembic.
| What is new
Modo continues this series with even more features and improvements to
accelerate your creativity. Ongoing modeling improvements, like Polygon
Bevel Auto Weld, Ghost and XRay view and Vertex Map support in AVP, USD
import, and a wide range of mPath and Denoising improvements make this
a must download release.
Next Generation Of Footwear Design
Gaming with Modo
- With a history spanning 110 years, New Balance has evolved into
one of the most inventive footwear businesses around today. In fact,
you might say it has innovation in its DNA. So it's no surprise that
New Balance is pioneering the way footwear will be made in the future.
- Mobile game company Wooga develops successful story-driven casual
games. Their 3D artists work faster and better using Modo comprehensive
modelling toolset, eliminating the need for sketching. Modo UI also
makes a difference for 2D artists, they are also able to take a step
into 3D smoothly thanks to Modo friendly user interface.
| Add - ons
Customize Modo to suit your needs. Explore a range of plug-ins and
partner products for 3D content creation that extend your creative
- V-Ray is a complete interactive lighting, shading and rendering
toolkit that gives you full control over the entire creative process,
from real-time look development to the final frame. V-Ray for Modo
seamlessly integrates production-proven rendering capabilities into
Modo's native workflow.
- The Power Translators for Modo are ideal for designers,
engineers, product visualization specialists and 3D generalists who
need to bring specific industry-standard CAD data formats into Modo for
visualization or design.
- Modo offers a unique combination of best-in-class direct modeling
tools working hand-in-hand with a highly robust and flexible procedural
modeling system. Additionally, Modo features the award-winning
MeshFusion Boolean tools, integrated sculpting and retopology
- Take the drudgery out of tedious UV creation tasks, with a highly
efficient built-in toolset that offers many automated options, supports
UDIM workflows, and-unlike some other 3D content creation
tools-integrates fully with modeling and selection workflows.
- Bring your artistic expression to 3D modeling, as you use Modo's
integrated brush-based sculpting tools to intuitively rough out volumes
and add multiple levels of fine detail with speed.
- Streamline your workflow with fast, flexible layer-based and
nodal shading systems for building sophisticated, convincing materials
with ease. Drag-and-drop presets let you quickly develop the look you
want, or simply select from a huge library of highly realistic
- Enjoy photorealistic rendering at amazing speeds and limitless
resolutions-even network rendering is free. Modo's production-proven,
physically-based renderer offers a rare blend of speed and quality.
- Review textures as you bake and watch them refine progressively.
Modo also allows you to tweak settings and make surface changes without
waiting for a final render, and it accurately bakes to Unity or Unreal
standards with no extra tools required.
- Featuring a non-destructive, non-linear toolset and
fully-integrated modular workflow, Modo's flexible node-based rigging
system lets you easily create, edit, manage and reuse complex character
- Incorporating traditional animation techniques applied in
innovative ways, Modo's 3D animation framework is highly customizable
to meet the most demanding of production challenges.
Hair and Fur
- Modo's rule-based, directable particles work together with the
fully-integrated rigid and soft bodies, and procedural shattering, to
let you create compelling dynamic simulations in less time.
Camera and projection tools
- Modo lets you create and manipulate realistic hair, fur, grass,
feathers and other fiber-based effects as actual geometry that can be
sculpted, shaded and rendered directly in your scene.
- Modo's advanced tools for virtual camera creation and digital
matte painting are perfect for set extensions and product placement
shots, while the spherical camera rig lets you work with 360° video.
Collaboration and customization
- Segment your work into more manageable parts, avoid repetitive
modeling tasks and create repeatable looks with saveable, shareable,
reusable assemblies and presets. Plus, convert a series of procedural
modeling operations into a new specialized tool to share with others.
- With in-viewport support for Unity, Unreal-compatible PBR
materials and built-in export tools, Modo delivers a true WYSIWYG asset
creation experience for games and VR authoring. Plus, support for a
wide range industry-standard file formats, together with Python and
macro scripting, means it's easy to make Modo work in your pipeline.
| System Requirements
|Supported operating systems
||Mac OS X 10.13.x, 10.14.x and 10.15.x
Windows 10 (64-bit only)
Linux 64-bit operating system (RHEL/CentOS 7+)
Linux changed from CentOS 7+ to Centos 7.6+
|Minimum hardware requirements
Intel processor(s), Core i3 or higher
At least 10 GB disk space available for full content installation
At least 4 GB RAM
At least 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
At least 1GB of video memory / driver support for OpenGL 3.2
AMD AI Denoiser requires a minimum of 4 GB of video memory
Tested workstation hardware
Tested workstation hardware
Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, 2018)
Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, 2017)
Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid-2015)
Mac Pro (Late-2013)
Macbook Pro (Mid-2015)
prosumer graphics cards
Radeon Vega RX
Radeon R9 M370X
Radeon Pro WX8200
Radeon Pro WX7100
Radeon Pro 560X
Radeon Pro 560
|AMD enterprise graphics cards
prosumer graphics cards
GeForce 1050 (laptop)
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Linux)
enterprise graphics cards
AMD Ryzen Threadripper
Xeon E3-1505M v6
2.5+ Ghz quad-core processor
250+ GB disk space available for caching and temporary files. SSD is
16 GB RAM with additional virtual memory
1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
At least 2+ GB of video memory / driver support for OpenGL 4.4 or higher