Although prior knowledge of MODO is useful, these tutorials are intended as a comprehensive introduction to the subject of rendering in MODO, and will benefit users of any skill level from beginner to advanced. Adobe Photoshop CS6 is also used in the tutorial, however it is not essential to the content and users do not need to own Photoshop in order to follow along. Although the videos contain many step-by-step instructions, their primary aim is to give users the knowledge to be able to solve problems on their own.
Rendering in MODO: Studio Shots is the second in a series of courses looking in detail at the high performance rendering capabilities found in MODO 601. This second tutorial builds on the foundations laid out in the first tutorial, Rendering in MODO: Interiors. Future releases will cover rendering environments, and rendering animations in MODO. Each series also includes foundational videos, which are unique to that section, when viewed together comprise a comprehensive overview of rendering inside of MODO.
This tutorial is an in-depth coverage of render settings most appropriate to Studio Photography setups and is well-suited for those users in Advertising, Retouching, Photography, Product Design, and Visualization. Rendering in MODO: Studios Shots covers how to get the best quality with the fastest render times with additional explanation on optimizations and shortcuts for getting the best possible results. The tutorial begins with a look at shaders, followed by a detailed walkthrough of the shader tree, texture parameters, AA filters, image gamma, transparency and caustics, lighting and reflections, and preview in extended refinement mode. This is followed by four case studies that highlight specific situations users may encounter. The tutorial finishes with two project-based videos dedicated completely to product shots.