Reverse a Curve in Modo

This one is too easy but I never got it so:

Select the Curve in Poly mode (3 key) then hit F to flip.

Boom the curve direction is reversed, F is used to Flip the polygon faces so I would never have guessed but when you know it makes sense.


Posting from a phone

I wonder how practical it is to use my mobile phone for writing quick notes whilst underway.

So this dear reader is naught but a test.

The dictation system on the phone works quite well so this is another possibility also typing with their slide keyboard is pretty good too.

Okay it is a possibility good to know although I will rarely have the need.

MODO Topology Pen Shortcuts

The pen tool in MODO is pretty powerful and come with a lot of of shortcuts as noted below:

  • Click = Move
  • Right-click = Move Edge Loop
  • Middle-click = Split
  • Shift+click = Duplicate
  • Shift+right-click = Duplicate Loop
  • Shift+middle-click = Add Loop
  • Ctrl+click = Slide Ctrl+middle-click = Remove

MODO Repeat Last Command Reset

I recently had occasion to reset the CTRL R key in MODO
which repeats the last command. It isn’t the easiest command to find and so I am making a note of it on here:

cmds.fireAgain uiCmds:false selectionCmds:false

Searching for last or repeat obviously wont help you find this esoteric beauty.

Dara 2017- Kit suite for MODO

This week I finally got around to installing Dara on my machine. Dara is the Kit suite for MODO that includes all of Adam O’Hearn’s Mechanical Color plugins in one package and at a price that is way below the individual costs added together.

I am pretty excited to work my way through the set as there are a lot of really nice add-on’s that aim to improve the basic MODO workflow. One that I am particularly interested in is the Replay kit which makes Macro creation in MODO a breeze.

I expect it will take a while to work through all the functionality in the package but when I find something particularly interesting I will post an update.

Dara includes every plugin Mechanical Color has ever made, all rolled into a single install. The 2017 release includes Bling, Cropper, Flipper, Kelvin, Metermade, NeatFreak, Passify, Render Monkey, Snap, Wheely, and Zen. Check it out.