It's not always about subdivisions, NURBS or sculpting. Modeling has its foundations in the simple vertex, the polygon, and the amazing operations you can perform on them to create what you want. This video tutorial will delve into some of the most profound modeling tools to come to modo and the 3D modeling world in general. With over 2 hours of training, you will start with a simple plane or a box and see how you can begin to create practical shapes and objects with little effort thanks to the amazing toolset provided. You will learn how to go from nothing, to creating something very realistic.

Learn boolean modeling in modo

That's only the beginning. You also get to experience the process of setting up your realistic scene with different materials, including using prodcedurals from the preset shelf. You will see how easy it is to setup lighting and even control your camera for depth of field (DOF) rendering. In all, you will learn how you can start with nothing and end up with a realistic render in no time at all!

Modo Compatibility: 10.1, 901, 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.


  • Polygon bevels, edge bevels, vertex bevels!
  • Overview of the boolean toolset
  • drills and stencils
  • Cutting text into an object
  • Using bends to create realistic cables
  • How to setup realistic area lighting
  • Dramatic camera angle with depth of field


Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental iterations of the construction of the scene for your study! Featuring over 2 hours of training!