VR Shop Score – Silver Award
System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: Subscription Plan
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
Description: Modo’s powerful and flexible 3D modeling, texturing and rendering toolset empowers artists to explore and develop ideas without jumping through technical hoops. Whether you’re creating real-time content for immersive experiences like games or virtual reality; iterating on concepts; using 3D to communicate, visualize or sell an idea, Modo® is your starting point for creative exploration.
Some caveats before you buy — be sure to check out the restrictions on the indie version listed in the details. While it’s nearly identical to the full version, there are a few things that may impact your decision, mainly the Python scripting is disabled (meaning a lot of external plugins that rely on scripts aren’t going to work), and there’s a 100k polygon limit on any FBX/OBJ file you export. Personally, I haven’t had any major issue with any of the restrictions. The 100k polygon limit just means I bake my normals in MODO and export the low-poly version, which is what you probably want if you’re doing game development anyway, and the missing scripting isn’t as big of an issue as it used to be since the newer versions of MODO include a lot of the functionality that external scripts added.