Thursday, March 5, 2015

VFX/PDX, 3DPDX and PAMUG Presents: MODO in Depth with James Darknell and The RMC Creator & Rigging Master!

Hi Everyone!

Please join us on Saturday, 14 March at 1PM (hosted by out most gracious friends at Splash Worldwide!) for a specific look into rigging in MODO with the Rigging Master Course creator, and James Darknell, the modeling master and all-around MODO Guru.

Those details again:
Saturday, 14 March 2015, 1PM

Splash Worldwide
419 NE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

We're moved to!


We've switched over from a blogger site to due to the flexibility of wordpress over blogger.

We'll move the old posts and tutorials over soon from here, but just know that is the place for all your current PAMUG news and events.

*Image courtesy 3DVcorp.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Brad Peebler, Foundry President of the Americas, presents MODO 801, PDX June 2nd

Join us June 2nd at 6PM at the Newspace Center for Photography for a wonderful cg evening with Brad Peebler.

Brad Peebler, Co-founder of Luxology and 3D software Industry Pioneer will be in Portland to present the Foundry's new release of MODO 801.

Guaranteed not to be your typical posterior-numbing 3D show and tell, Brad brings his deep knowledge of MODO and humor to PDX for what will be an informative and entertaining presentation.

Expect a great high-level overview of MODO's features from modeling to character animation, simulation to render, along with some of MODO 801's new features.

This is a Free event with refreshments and bites to eat, but register now as seating is limited: RSVP NOW!

For more information about MODO 801, the Foundry's 3D animation software, please follow these links:

Special thanks go out to VFX/PDX and 3DPDX, for helping to make this event happen.

We are currently securing a space and locking down a time. We will inform all of you soon once we have a lock on time and place.

We look forward to seeing you there-
Gideon Klindt - PAMUG Member

Monday, September 2, 2013

SLIK 2.0 technical demonstration - 9bstudios    
Yazan of 9bstudios is in town to meet up, talk all things MODO, and present some of what is in store for us when SLIK2 is released.

6:30pm- Meet up if you want with Yazan and others to eat Lebanese at Nicholas Restaurant (close to Splash)

~8:00pm- Meet up at Splash to chew some MODO fat, get some expert advice and knowledge, and a sneak peak at soon to be released plugs (like SLIK2) by Yazan + special guests.

Would be wonderful to have you attend, and if you know a photographer or someone who does a lot of product shots and is interested in 3D, this would be a good event to bring them too.

See you there!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Modo Script: SnapOn2Vert

A user on the Lux forum recently asked if it was possible to copy functionality from Maya, where you could control the gizmo of the pivot point (done with the “D” key in Maya) then snap to vertices (with the “V” key in Maya). This lets you quickly move and snap the gizmo to a vertex. So I made a macro for Modo that let’s you do this.

I added two more files into the zip, one that will also snap to poly centers and another for edge centers. Bind them to a hotkey and roll. For what it’s worth, it’s also one key press less than Mayas equivalent. :)

Here’s the file:

And here's a quick video.


Monday, May 6, 2013

VFX/PDX - looks like an event NOT to miss!

Jeff White of ILM-VFX & Andrew Nawrot of LAIKA's Visual Effects Department present:  Avenge of the Zombies!

Saturday, May 25th
Doors at 1:30, Presentation 2pm-4pm
The NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium @ the Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland OR
Register for free and get your ticket at:

For more info check out the VFX/PDX site:  

Look forward to seeing you MODOnauts  there!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

MODO NEWS - Predigested links to information of interest to PAMUG members

Things happening with MODO that PAMUG found worthy of note:

PAMUG member and modeling expert Javis Jones releases a tutorial set on the ins and outs of flow, loops, and correcting common errors on your sub-division items (and all that wisdom for $9?!?):

Yazan of 9bstudios and LAMUG fame gives the low down on some new 701 features in these informative videos:

Amazing piece of metal work done in MODO:

Great example of how dynamics are not just for Hollywood films and games:

This script is a MUST to add to your modeling toolset - Extrude edges by normal- check it out:

Some nice Shader Tree additions for those who hate lists and love icons:

And for those of you who sprechen deutsch, or just like an excuse to use MODO, good beer, and drive BMWs on the autobahn: