After seeing the renders that you had produced with Modo I had to take a look at it for myself (was actually earlier ones… not this one). The videos (half hour) that you can download off the site made me very excited about Modo. I mean really… what hobbiest modler can really afford Maya? I think that $900 for something as powerful as Modo is very tempting (and I am just an unpaid artist doing it for the fun).
I recomend to any poor modler to check out Modo… In my experience Maya has a hard time handling high poly anyway (at least on my meagre machine (3ghz P4 1gig RAM). I would never be paying the $7,000 for Maya, but I may very well shell-out the $900 for Modo.
Anyway, that’s my two-pence worth.
Great model Rick. I drool at your lighting. Very inspiring.