With the release of the new CAD Loaders for the recently announced modo 601 software, CAD designers working with XT, IGES, and STEP files will now be able to use Luxology’s 3D software to create photorealistic images and animations.
CAD Loaders for modo are based on Parasolid technology, a geometry kernel whose data files, according to Siemens, account for over 40% of all 3D model data stored worldwide. As models are loaded into modo, the CAD surfaces can be dynamically tessellated for optimum use in modo’s modeling and rendering operations.
Real-time rendering previews and dynamic editing tools in modo can then be used to turn base designs into immersive, photorealistic graphics, says says Brad Peebler, president and co-founder, Luxology.
CAD Loaders for modo are available immediately from authorized Luxology resellers and on Luxology’s website. The Advanced CAD Loader for modo 601 includes XT, IGES, and STEP file loaders priced at US$695, while the Basic CAD Loader is a Parasolid XT standalone file loader priced at $495.00. CAD Loaders for modo are compatible with Mac OS X and Windows.