What the heck is a procedural?

Quick answer...

Modo is a well-proven application in the field of footwear design, and it would most certainly benefit any aspiring designer to explore what it has to offer. 

Though this course is not inherently difficult, I do recommend that you have some experience with Modo. At the very least, you should be comfortable navigating through the various viewports and moving objects.

If you don't already have Modo, you can click on the link below for your free trial copy.

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Cheaper than a nice pair of sneakers, you too can learn the powerful magic of Procedural modeling.

This course contains thirty-three videos that cover everything from creating panels with mesh-ops to making procedural materials on the final model. I will take you step-by-step through the process of building a shoe upper. This Modo Methods course is designed to assist you as a designer in expressing your ideas with the aid of these powerful new tools. So if you are ready to evolve, please click on the get started button below.
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Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome, come on in!
  • 2

    Chapter 1: UV Mapping and Painting

    • Let's create UV maps first
    • Our old friend...Image Ink
    • Converting a UV map to a Mesh....whaaaat?
    • Time to bake...Maps that is
  • 3

    Chapter 2: Creating Panels

    • Let's get organized
    • "Saddle" up
    • Mirror, mirror on the wall
    • Let's jump onto the "Counter"
    • And the rest
  • 4

    Chapter 3: Fitting to the Main Shell

    • Working with the main body of the shoe
    • Poly and Edge Bevel
    • Making things fit pt.1
    • Making things fit pt.2
    • Back in the "Saddle"
  • 5

    Chapter 4: Stitching and Other Things

    • Let's get Stitching
    • Selection types...Word of warning!
    • Freeze!!
  • 6

    Chapter 5: Lacing our shoe

    • Lace it up
    • I said, lace it up
    • And still more lacing
    • Adjusting the lace curve
    • Thicken that lace
    • Deform and squeeze that lace
    • Wrap up that lace
  • 7

    Chapter 6: UV Mapping the Panels

    • Let's just freeze it all
    • Back to UV mapping
    • More UV..oh boy!
    • This is pure magic!
  • 8

    Chapter 7: Procedural Texturing (of course)

    • Let's apply material masks
    • Light it up
    • Proceed with texturing
    • Awesome fabric laces
    • "Saddle" up ... ride away!