July 28, 2008

Luxology Introduces Rapid Prototyping with modo Tutorial Series

San Mateo, Calif. ­-­ Luxology LLC announced the availability of "MP3 Player: Rapid Visualization and Prototyping," a new video album that demonstrates how modo 302's toolset can be used to complement and enhance the product design process.
Created by Luxology's training division director, Andy Brown, this training series offers step-by-step instruction on rapidly giving form to design concepts using Subdivision surfaces in modo. The video album also covers the process of preparing a model for 3D printing and creation of final presentation images.     
Product visualization and design requires continuous revision and Brown's latest tutorial series demonstrates how modo can be used effectively at the ideation phase of the design process. With a portable MP3 player as the subject matter, this three-part video series covers: Sketching in 3D, Subdivision Surface Modeling for Rapid Prototyping, and Adding Colors and Context. A physical prototype of the MP3 player was produced using a Z Corp. 3D printer during the development of this video album.   

A typical video album from Luxology is priced at $25 and provides approximately 90 minutes of instruction and sample content. Each video is downloadable for immediate viewing and is formatted for playback on Mac and PC systems.    
The "MP3 Player: Rapid Visualization and Prototyping" album is comprised of three video tutorials totaling 104 minutes of instruction. They are sold for $25 each and are delivered online in 1280x720 QuickTime format.