For additional pipeline flexibility, Luxology has built a "modo profile" technique into Collada, providing a text version of nearly all modo items and their internal channels and animation envelopes. The modo profile enables everything that can be exported from modo to be imported back with the exact same values, including additional modo-specific data that expresses items, channels and envelopes that are not part of the standard Collada file format specification. These human-readable modo profiles can then be directly edited using a plain text or XML editing tool. Additionally, the exporter can output profiles for Maya® and 3ds Max®, describing many elements that are not an official part of the standard Collada specification.
The Collada tools will be provided at no charge to all modo 401 users and will be included as source code examples in the modo File I/O Software Developer Kit so that game developers and others will be able to modify the tools or use this as a basis for supporting other formats as needed.
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