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Syflex ships Syflex for Modo

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 | Posted by Jim Thacker

Syflex has released Syflex for Modo: a new version of its veteran cloth-simulation plugin for The Foundry’s 3D modelling and animation software.

Extensively used in real-world productions
Already available for Maya and LightWave – and previously available for 3ds Max and Houdini, and integrated into Softimage – Syflex has been used extensively in visual effects and cinematics over the past decade.

The company’s testimonials page is a long way out of date, but it gives a flavour of its production record.

Capable of cloth, soft bodies, hair – and even snow
The new plugin integrates Syflex into Modo as a deformer, enabling users to simulate the behaviour of a range of real-world fabrics, complete with gravity, damping and collisions.

The toolset can also be used to simulate other soft bodies, or applied to curves to simulate hair or grass. It can even simulate snow, as evidenced by the demo video above.

Posts from early testers on The Foundry’s forum suggest that the solver is stable and “very fast” – the demo video at the top of this story shows a cloth simulation running in the Modo viewport without caching.

Pricing and availability
Syflex is available for Modo 9.0.2 and 10.x, running on 64-bit Windows only. A Mac OS X version is due “soon”. A node-locked licence costs $200, with a 25% discount for owners of Syflex for LightWave.

Read more about Syflex for Modo on the product website

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