Luxology’s modo 501 Offers Pixar Subdivision Surfaces

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Luxology today announced support for Pixar’s industry-standard Subdivision Surface (SDS) representation in the just-released modo 501. This new SDS geometry provides modo 501 users with several advantages including semi-sharp creasing, multi-res sculpting and greater file compatibility for transfer to other 3D applications.

“It’s great that modo has embraced Pixar’s Subdivision Surface representation. We feel this is the most efficient way to represent geometry,” said Bill Polson, Pixar’s Director of Industry Strategy. “We’ve worked with the modo engineers to verify the accuracy of their implementation and it seems bulletproof. All of our test cases have rendered perfectly.”

“Luxology’s focus has always been on making modo’s modeling capabilities best in class,” said Brad Peebler, president and co-founder of Luxology. “Our users have been requesting Pixar Subdivision Surface modeling for years and we are thrilled to be able to fulfill that need by including them in modo 501.”

About Luxology Based in Mountain View, Calif., Luxology® LLC is an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software that enhances productivity via artist-friendly tools powered by a modern underlying architecture called Nexus®. Founded in 2002 by Allen Hastings, Stuart Ferguson and Brad Peebler, Luxology is home to some of the top 3D engineering expertise in the industry. More information on the company, its licensable Nexus technology, its flagship product modo® and a gallery of artists’ images from the active modo community is available online at

© Copyright 2010 Luxology LLC. modo and Nexus are registered trademarks of Luxology LLC., in the USA and/or other countries. All products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

modo is a licensed user of Pixar Subdivision Surfaces (TM).


Lizzie Bennett