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.
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.
I have discovered a few shortcut navigation keys that work on the Artstation site, there may be more and if you know of any let me know and I will add them.
||Add project to collection
Although there are not many they are quite hand for quickly going through the fine work on the site.
In a recent post on Facebook Eric Soulvie released a beta version of his LDraw loader kit for MODO. I am pretty excited to try it out and you can expect some feed back and examples on here and mbt3d.
It is necessary to have the LDraw library installed for this to work, something that was immediately apparent to me, after that the installation is pretty straight forward.
If you are interested then his Article is on his site along with instructions on how to install the kit.
Hard Links in Window are called Junctions and are useful for example to create an Assets link in current folder and link to one in Dropbox.
First change to the directory where the link should be placed:
Then enter this line at the Command Prompt to create the Junction:
mklink /J Assets "%home%\Dropbox\Modo\Assets"
Note the location of your Dropbox and Content folder may vary this is the default location.