Luxology has started to tease the CG community with the new version of Modo 701. They’ve unveiled a new video focusing on the particles engine in Modo 701

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHY3b1BPbU0[/youtube]

Modo 701 features

  • Procedural particle engine with an easy to use pre-set workflow
  • Audio playback and a sound channel modifier, bringing animations to life
  • Schematic improvements, reducing scene graph complexity
  • Dedicated dynamics simulation layer, significantly improving performance
  • Simplified complexity of materials and layered shaders
  • Large scene performance improvements by as much as 175x
  • Preview render synchronisation improvements, over 50x faster in large scenes
  • New Python interpreter, making python execution many times faster
  • Unlimited network rendering

Modo 701