These are the basic Shadow Catcher settings I use in Modo.
The main thing is the Alpha Contribution set to -1 in the V-Ray Object Properties.
After years of avoiding weapons I have just completed my first one, an Assault Rifle concept, of my own design.
I did all the work in Modo including the concepting while I modelled this meant it took a bit of time to complete.
I may do some more in the future as I learned a few tricks in doing the piece.
More renders on artstation
The name schnuller is a play on words from the US English translation.
To quickly space out items in the Item List in Modo you can use the Curve Transform Tool under the Duplicate Tab in the Model Palette F2 shortcut.
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.
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
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.