Luxology powers modo 301 with Apple Bonjour

Luxology, a developer of 3-D content creation software, has announced that it will use Apple’s Bonjour technology to power modo 301, the update of its content creation application.

Apple’s Bonjour is an open, standards-based networking technology that automatically connects electronic devices on a network, allowing them to interoperate without any user configuration.

Luxology’s modo, available for the Mac and PC, combines a real-time subdivision surface-modeling engine with an artist-focused set of tools including 3-D painting and an integrated renderer that provides fully lit previews and production-quality rendering.

Luxology will ship a comprehensive upgrade to modo that includes network rendering based on Bonjour later this summer.

Rendering tasks from the initiating workstation are automatically parceled out to machines that have been placed in a ready-to-render mode. Visual feedback is provided on which portions of an image are being rendered on the network as the image generation progresses.

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