MODO BEYOND THE CLOUDS



Volumes, Hypertextures, Particles, (01:58:51)
Take to the skies with this MODO training video which delves into the realm of clouds. You will learn quick techniques to create background skies in record time. You will also learn how to create volumetric clouds, complete with 3D textures which give them lifelike depth. You will dive into the volumetric shading panel and learn the ins and outs of creating the looks you need with your volumes. Learn how to use volumes together with MODO’s particle system to generate endless variety.

This video will give you numerous scene files that you can pick apart and experiment with, letting you continue to expand on the wealth of knowledge given you about MODO’s incredible volumetric system. Take your work in MODO to the next level with these amazing tools! (6 videos)

Modo compatibility: 10.x, 901, 801
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

CHAPTERS & TOPICS COVERED

  • Cloud Planes (00:14:05)
  • Creating the Right Volume (00:17:33)
  • Shapes (00:13:46)
  • Cloudscapes (00:20:43)
  • Cloudscapes II (00:28:01)
  • Low Clouds (00:24:44)

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

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 Understanding 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 1920 x 1080, high definition, H.264, MP4 format, playable on just about any media player. Includes numerous scene files for your study! Featuring nearly 2 hours of training!!

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MODO DYNAMICS



Physics, Dynamics, Particles, (02:57:39)
With MODO 801 came a complete overhaul of the MODO dynamics system, based on Bullet Physics. Now you have a training video to take you into the world of simulations and teach you how it works. This video will not only give you an overview of the dynamics tools available, and how to use the dynamics solver, but provide you with practical examples so that you put these tools to the test. You will learn, for example, how to make use of soft bodies and use anchors to attach them to rigid objects to hang items like cloth or curtains:



You will also learn about constraints and how to use them to simplify simulations to achieve more complex results:



You will even learn how to get many different items to interact with a wide variety of collision options and setting to simulate realistic actions:



You will also learn how the dynamics system can work together with particles and replicators, and you will learn about the amazing new Mesh Shatter tool and how you can use it with glue to get realistic destruction! This video will give you numerous scene files that you can pick apart and experiment with, letting you continue to expand on the wealth of knowledge given you about MODO’s incredible dynamics engine. Take your work in MODO to the next level with these amazing tools! (3 videos)

Modo compatibility: 10.1, 901, 801
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Dynamics solver
  • Mesh Shatter
  • Particles and Replicators
  • Hinge Constraints
  • Soft Bodies
  • Sleeping and Waking
  • Resting Objects

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

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 Understanding 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, MP4 format, playable on just about any media player. Includes numerous scene files for your study! Featuring 3 hours of training!!

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MODO NATURE REAL



Particles, Volumes, Replicators, Physical Daylight (01:26:03)
In the past, I always, and only, used Vue 6 Infinite to handle all my nature scenes. With each version of MODO, though, and the new features introduced, I found myself using Vue less and less. Now MODO adds even more new features to take your nature scenes to a new level. With improved physical sunlight properties and physical daylight environment settings, getting started on great natural scenes will be a breeze in. Also, with the new, and complete, particle system, you can add rolling fog, dust and other effects to your scenes with ease and complete control. Get ready to make the most natural scenery ever with Modo Nature Real! (1 video)

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

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Physical Daylight
  • Volumes
  • Particle emitters
  • Physical Environment Settings
  • Controlling replicators
  • Improved Grouping Tools
  • Volumetric God Rays

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

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 Understanding 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, MP4 format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction for your study! Featuring 90 minutes of training!!

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MODO PARTICLES FROM THE BEGINNING



Particles, Volumes, Rendering, Schematics (01:15:07)
When I worked on SyFy Channel films, quickly creating cool particle effects was the order of the day. It didn’t matter if we needed squirts of blood, explosions or magic, things had to be created quickly, look good and get in the film! Now I am taking that knowledge and applying it to the all new MODO particle system, one of the best particle systems I have ever had the pleasure to work with. In this video we will get you started with the basics of the MODO system, going step by step over tools and showing exactly what they do and how you can use them. We will then take what we have learned and apply it to an actual scene! (1 video)

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

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Radial Emitter
  • Flocking
  • Turbulence
  • Collisions
  • Schematic View
  • Volume Items
  • Smoke

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

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, MP4 format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction for your study! Featuring 75 minutes of training!!

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