MODO for CINEMA 4D Artists
MODO is a very powerful and flexible 3D application. In this series of lessons, we'll learn to work in MODO from the perspective of a CINEMA 4D artist.
What you'll learn
MODO is a very powerful and flexible 3D application. Even if you're primarily a CINEMA 4D artist, MODO can be a great tool to add to your arsenal. MODO has a number of strengths that can be leveraged in your pipeline, but transitioning to a new piece of software can sometimes be daunting. In this series of lessons, we'll learn to work in MODO from the perspective of a CINEMA 4D artist. We'll start by discussing the interface and learn how the different areas correspond to the familiar CINEMA 4D interface. We'll continue by learning to navigate the 3D view, learn some common hotkeys, and learn how to change MODO's navigation to match the CINEMA 4D navigation that we're used to. Next, we'll learn about how MODO deals with objects, specifically the difference between mesh items and components, and how we can move geometry around within those items. Next up will be working with tools in MODO--how to apply those tools and an explanation of the very flexible Tool Pipe. We'll also cover the use of Action Centers and Falloffs to really customize how our tools affect models across their surfaces. We'll learn about MODO's Shader Tree and how we can use this layer-based workflow to add materials and textures to our scenes. We'll also cover creating renders in MODO and using the Preview Viewport to quickly develop the look of our scenes. We'll finish up by learning the basics of animation from a MODO perspective, and talk about moving files between MODO and CINEMA 4D. Once we're done, you'll have a much better idea of the differences and similarities between CINEMA 4D and MODO and will be able to start using the strengths of MODO as you integrate it into your CINEMA 4D pipeline.
Table of contents
- Using the MODO Interface 10m
- Navigation in MODO 7m
- Working with Mesh Items and Geometry 13m
- Using Tools in MODO 8m
- Selection Methods in MODO 10m
- Working with Action Centers and Falloffs 11m
- Adding Materials and Textures 11m
- Rendering in MODO 9m
- Using the Preview Viewport 7m
- Animating in MODO 9m
- Transferring Files 7m