Mechanical Color

Mechanical Color began with popular productivity scripts and utilities for a 3D tool called MODO. (One of the many tools we use around here.) Today we continue to develop new tools in addition to design and visualization services.

Maker of several useful plugins for modo i.e. Zen and Render Monkey.

By Adam O'Hern aka cadjunkie

UV a pillow

Modo part starts at 1:04 in.

UV unwrap a pillow

  • Unwrap Tool: Group Normal
  • Scale out edges and align them, straighten them
  • Scale back
  • Fit UV's
  • Relax UV's

Substance Designer

Substance Designer is the Ultimate 3D Material Authoring and Scan Processing Tool.
It has become the standard in the entertainment industry for PBR material authoring.


With plugins for DCC apps like modo and C4D this might be a good workflow enhancer. I'm still learning this from scratch and found some basic tutorials:

Substance Designer Getting Started: 01

Creating a base material part One

Creating a base material part Two (Rust)

Creating a base material part Three

(Exposing parameters and publishing)

corona renderer

Corona Renderer is a new high-performance (un)biased photorealistic renderer, available for Autodesk 3ds Max and as a standalone CLI application, and in development for Maxon Cinema 4D.

Lately I have been using corona renderer with modo as modeller, exporting to FBX to Cinema 4D and then render with the Corona plugin. I love the easy of use of it both the render settings and materials. Some of the images I created with Corona:

Prague, Czech Republic
Ondřej Karlík, Adam Hotový, Jaroslav Křivánek
(Supported) Software
Standalone, Plugins for 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Cinema 4D macOS (alpha)

EVE Imaging

EVE visualizes buildings before they are built – with images so gorgeously beautiful that you won’t be able to distinguish them from a real photo. EVE was founded in Oslo and is now, after over 1000 projects, market leader in 3D-visualization in Norway. Since 2008, EVE also lives and works in Berlin and combines the best of the two locations: Scandinavian clarity and Berlin creativity. Beside 3D-visualization, EVE also offers you all you need for truly excellent real-estate-marketing: animations, apps, websites, project sites and print media – always new and always custom made.

3ds Max
Founded in Oslo, also in Berlin, Germany



Based in Amsterdam, Postoffice is one of the largest post-houses in town, catering the advertising, film, TV and music industry. We offer a complete post solution that includes: editing, visual effects, 3D animation, colour grading, sound design, music composing and voice-over casting.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

moka studio


Founded in 2005 by the architects Jean-Pierre Monclin and Sabine Monclin ( born Kämpermann), moka-studio has grown to include a team of architects, designers and 3d artists, supported by a network of external specialists. We are located in an industrial warehouse refurbished by our friends at Trapez Architektur. From here, we work on a broad range of projects for clients worldwide. We have a passion for creating evocative imagery, and for helping our clients to communicate their vision of the most challenging projects

moi3d, modo, octane
Hamburg, Germany



ARTs Streetwear produces unique and original print designs on T-shirts, and other clothing items. We also produce fully custom print designs on apparel to meet our customer’s exact needs.

Founded in 2013, ARTs is an Amsterdam based clothing label. It's inspired by the founders own travelling experiences in Asia. Amongst his travels, he was taught by the Laotians the old art form of silkscreen printing.

ARTs combines artistic designs with modern day subcultures, pressed uniquely onto each garment by hand. ARTs products hold the value of quality and comfort at the highest realm, while giving each individual a true sense of something unique.

All products are made in Amsterdam and delivered in the most sustainable way possible.