MODO is a closed source application from the Foundry.
It installs on Slackware the same way as on Red Hat or Ubuntu.
Download the installer.
Run the installer. The
--target option is mandatory:
$ su # mkdir /opt/modo # ./MODO_801_SP4_linux.run --target /opt/modo
You must accept the EULA to proceed.
Foundry uses the
FountryLicenseUtility (FLU) to register the application. Run FLU and point it to your license file:
./FoundryLicenseUtility -l $HOME/FoundryLicensing/foundry.lic
There are various places you can place the Foundry License file:
- $HOME/FoundryLicensing/ ….directory not found, moving on.
Alternately, you or your organisation may use a licensing server. This can be reached after launching MODO.
Presumably because many studios have their artists launch applications from a shell, the MODO installer does not provide a launcher for the application menu. If you want one, create one in a text editor of your choice and save the file to
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Modo GenericName=Modo Comment=Foundry Modo Exec=/opt/modo/modo MimeType= Icon=/opt/modo/resrc/icons/icon_128x128.png Path= TerminalOptions= Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=Graphics;3DGraphics;
MODO is closed source. Unless you pay for a full license, it is illegal to use it for commercial purposes. A good open source alternative is Blender, which includes an extensive collection of plugins for sale and for free, and a wide variety of rendering options.