Monday, July 16th, 2018 Posted by Jim Thacker

The Gnomon Workshop ships Introduction to Modo

The Gnomon Workshop has released Introduction to Modo, a quick-start guide for Foundry’s modelling and rendering software recorded by VFX artist and certified Modo instructor Gennaro Esposito.

A detailed introduction to modelling, texturing, lighting and rendering in Modo 12
Used in the film, game and design industries for tasks ranging from product design and visualisation to building concept assets for animation and visual effects, Modo is a versatile application.

In the videos, which provide over five hours of training, Esposito provides a thorough introduction to the latest releases – the Modo 12 Series – for users new to the software.

The training demonstrates Modo’s user interface and viewport, how to navigate scenes and select objects, and the core tools for modelling, UV unwrapping, texturing, lighting, shading and rendering.

Through the creation of a professional-quality asset – a NASA robot designed by Oscar Cafaro – Esposito demonstrates key modelling workflows, including procedural modelling and the MeshFusion Boolean toolset.

He then goes on to explore how to topologise an asset, 3D painting, how to manage lights and shaders, and how to use multi-pass compositing to generate a final-quality image.

Althogh the tutorial is an introductory title, Gnomon says that more experienced artists can learn how Modo’s efficient workflow complements existing pipelines in production.

About the artist
Gennaro Esposito is CEO of Naples’ Digital Shark Academy, an instructor at Vancouver’s Think Tank Training Centre, and a certified Modo trainer for Foundry.

A VFX and motion graphics artist, Esposito has also worked at studios including Gadget-Bot and MPC, where he recently completed work on The Lion King.

Pricing and availability
Introduction to Modo is available via an online subscription to The Gnomon Workshop. Subscriptions cost $49/month or $490/year, providing access to over 300 tutorials, and there is a free trial available.

Read more about Introduction to Modo on The Gnomon Workshop’s website

Full disclosure: CG Channel is owned by Gnomon – School of Visual Effects, Games and Animation.