modo Takes Honors as “3D/Animation Software of the Year” at Annual MacUser UK Awards

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San Mateo, Calif.-- Oct. 31, 2006 -- Luxology® LLC, an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software, today announced its flagship product modo™ won a MacUser “Maxine” editorial award for the best “3D/Animation Software of the Year” at last week‘s MacExpo conference in London. Awarded by MacUser, one of the UK‘s leading Macintosh magazines, the “Maxine” award was presented on Oct. 26, 2006 at a well-attended ceremony held at The Hurlingham Club, an elegant and historical estate in Fulham, England.

Chosen by MacUser for its superior speed and intuitive user interface, the OS X version of modo enables Mac users to create 3D models and images for a variety of applications, including graphic design, game and film production, education, and design visualization. The modo content creation experience is enhanced by realistic graphics viewports that provide real-time feedback and impressive manipulation speed in a flexible user interface that invites experimentation and artistic expression.

“We thank MacUser‘s editorial team for recognizing modo,” said Brad Peebler, president and co-founder of Luxology. “The other 3D software competing for this prestigious award is also to be congratulated and we were pleased to be in the company of this new crop of great 3D software.”

About modo

Engineered to smoothly integrate into existing tool pipelines and work together with other leading 2D and 3D software applications, modo accelerates the creation of world-class models, associated color and normal maps, and ultra high-quality renderings all while providing a comfortable and intuitive working environment. modo‘s modern workflow and advanced toolset easily deliver enhanced productivity for 3D artists working in film visual effects, game development, video production, graphic arts and design visualization.

Pricing and Availability

modo is available now for the price of USD $895, and is available through Luxology and its worldwide reseller partners on both the Mac OS X (Universal Binary) and Windows platforms. A free 30-day full-function evaluation version of modo is also available for immediate download from To purchase, learn more about modo or see a gallery of images, please visit

or contact Luxology at (650) 378-8506.

About Luxology

Based in San Mateo, 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. 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. For more information on Luxology, its flagship product modo™, and the active modo community, please visit



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