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ILLUSTRATORS AND MATTE ARTISTS UNION TAPS MODO SOFTWARE

February 1, 2007
ILLUSTRATORS AND MATTE ARTISTS UNION TAPS MODO SOFTWARE Modo was selected because of its artist friendly workflow and ability to work seamlessly in downstream production pipelines consisting of multiple digital art tools. As part of the arrangement, Luxology will offer IATSE Local 790 members a specially-priced, customized bundle of Modo software and learning materials that provide a range of 2D and 3D functionality on both the PC and Mac platforms. 

"Modo is well suited for use by our members, which includes many of the most notable illustrators and matte artists in the film industry," says Marjo Bernay, business representative of IATSE Local 790. "Digital production tools of all kinds have become increasingly important to our members and we are pleased to find a versatile product like Modo that works well for motion picture design, and is also compatible with other production tools ranging from Adobe Photoshop to Autodesk Maya." 

Members of the IATSE Local 790 will have complete access to Modo's entire range of capabilities, which support the production of fully tile-able synthetic images composed of 2D and 3D elements. Artists can use Modo to create a wide variety of locations that never existed and which incorporate hand-drawn elements and realistic natural lighting. IATSE Local 790 members who opt for the bundle will also receive over 2GB of training materials, ImageSynth (a Photoshop plug-in for creating seamless textures), and a 15-hour DVD tutorial for learning the tool.