The Modo Render Cheat Sheet - 2019 Edition


Learn the secrets of the Modo render engine

This tutorial will give you an up to date overview of the Modo render engine and outline the most straightforward approaches for dealing with noise.

 This is a completely new tutorial with brand-new content, and it builds on the previously available Modo Render Cheat Sheet video with some new techniques and strategies for dealing with noisy renders. As the Modo render engine has undergone some significant changes since the original video was created all of the content has been updated and re-recorded.

 The video will explain the most common causes of noise, and show you the specific strategies for dealing with it. Additionally it will also show you some new approaches for times when you encounter difficult situations where noise can be harder to clean up, such as out-of-focus specular highlights that won't improve with additional samples.

 The pros and cons of using the bucket renderer versus Preview are discussed, and the new Nvidia Optix denoiser option in Modo 12.2 is also covered. The training has 3 complete step-by-step sections: firstly an interior lit with an HDR, then another interior lit with an area light, and finally a product shot. This should give you a comprehensive overview of the most common situations you can encounter while rendering in Modo.

 The second step-by-step video also demonstrates a technique to speed up the GI calculations which can dramatically reduce render times for interior renderings, making them considerably faster, sometimes increasing render speeds by a factor of four or more.

 Also the training teaches you to avoid certain combinations of settings which when used together can cause your render times to skyrocket.

 The training also comes with a PDF that will help you identify and deal with the most common problems, this has been expanded since the original tutorial with additional information.

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