About Modo

Modo is a 3D CAD software designed to help educational institutions and enterprises create content and develop ideas using various 3D texturing, modeling, rendering, and built-in sculpting tools. Artists can add multiple levels of fine details, streamline workflows, and utilize a drag-and-drop interface to apply presets to materials or designs.

Modo allows businesses to configure surface changes in textures, create simulations, and use animation techniques or frameworks to handle production processes. Educational institutions can manipulate realistic fur, hair, feathers, grass, and other fiber-based effects by sculpting, rendering and shading them as geometrical figures. The software also supports multiple file formats such as OpenEXR, Alembic, and OpenVDB, among others, and helps organizations manage game creation and VR authoring processes.

Using Modo's camera and projection tools, layer-based shading system, 3D animation framework, and rule-based directable particles, businesses can add, create, develop and manipulate details and design materials, simulations, and effects on a centralized platform. Its node-based rigging system also enables creative professionals to create, manage, reuse, and edit character designs.

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Pricing starting from:


  • Free Trial
  • Subscription


Modo create designs
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Total features of Modo: 6

  • API
  • Animation
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Drag & Drop
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multiple Format Support



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Johnny K.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Reviewed on 2021/04/02

rapid concept modeling and rendering made reduce design more fast and intuitive.

rapid concept modeling and rendering made reduce design more fast and intuitive.


1. Light and fast modeling. Pixar-SDS, MeshFusion and topology is cool modeling tool for surface creating.
2. Great UV Texturing.
3. Rendering Quality is very good. I have V-ray but Modo's render engine was equal or better at some case and even more faster.
4. Very good user community and free asset resources.
5. Affordable price policy compare with another 3d application. Perpetual license includes 1 year maintenance plan.


1. Some old bug which not fixed like snap, mouse behavior, etc.
2. Some features not allow that Incomprehensible reason like convert curve pipe to quad mesh feature. Besire, B-spline curve control is confusion.
3. New user should understand "shader tree" for apply material. it is not intuitive like another application which have shader preview. user can only drag n drop from pre-made material library to working scene.
4. Animation playback speed enhanced at current version but still slow especially have deform object.

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Modo offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$62,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Modo is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. A 30-day trial is available. • Modo Perpetual: $1888 for a single-user license • Modo Maintenance: $419 per year for a single-user license • Modo Subscription: $629 per year or $62 per month for a single-user license Modo Educational, Modo Business and Modo Enterprise pricing plans are also available. Contact Foundry directly for pricing details

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Modo has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

We do not have any information about what languages Modo supports

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Modo offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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