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PACK Kit (Package Design and Construction)

Kit for MODO 701, MODO 601 & MODO 501

The PACK Kit accelerates the design and visualization of packages in modo by helping package designers and CG artists circumvent the technical stumbling blocks involved in modeling and scene construction. The PACK Kit is a collection of over 200 presets, images and assemblies – a large library of packages and package components which can be modified and assembled to both visualize existing packaging – and to create totally new package designs.

modo 501 images by Yazan Malkosh

With the PACK Kit you can quickly create bags, wrappers, boxes, bottles, cans, cartons, tubes and tubs, and non-destructively develop new packaging concepts. PACK is far more than a simple collection of pre-built models; it’s a flexible framework for creating your own custom designs. Everything in the PACK Kit is a starting point. It’s up to you where you take it.

Introduction to the the PACK Kit Workflow

Video demonstration of PACK techniques to create custom packaging designs

PACK Kit Video Overview by The Foundry

Andy Brown demonstrates how to use modo 501 with the PACK Kit to quickly visualise plastic bottle packaging.

 

Purchase the PACK Kit

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PACK Package Design and Construction Kit

Contents:
28 Base Shape Presets
35 Container Seal Presets
82 Pre-Built Packaging Models
53 Panel Presets
22 Texture Maps
11 Scene Assemblies
18 Tools
3 Project Tutorials (2 hours of video instruction)
Experience Level:
Intermediate knowledge of modo recommended
Software Compatibility:
MODO 701/ modo 601 / modo 501 (SP1 or later)
Product Format:
Files delivered via electronic download
Videos are 1280 x 720 QuickTime (H.264)

$199.00

“I’m pretty much using the kit for all new package models, and upgrading my older models with it.”

– Gene Dupont
3D Illustrator and Package Visualizer

 

Base Shape Presets

Twenty-Eight Base Shape Presets are included in the PACK Kit

PACK’s Base Shape Presets provide an easy starting point for most any package container. By utilizing the embedded morphs (form and volume variants) in these Base Shapes you can experiment with new designs or simply adjust parameters (e.g. shoulder scale) to match artwork provided to you by a client.

Sample Base Shape Presets by The Foundry
 

Container Seal Presets

Thirty-five Container Seal Presets are included in the PACK Kit

PACK contains a library of Container Seal Presets – different 3D shapes for sealing containers. Seals are often one of the most time consuming components of a package to create. With PACK you can quickly attach a seal to a container, or visualize a container with a number of different sealing methods. Alternatively, if the correct seal you want isn’t in PACK you can modify the provided samples to generate new seals, thus growing PACK further, and in a way that’s specific to you.

Sample Container Shape Presets by The Foundry
 

Pre-Built Packaging Models

Eighty-two Pre-Built Packaging Models are included in the PACK Kit

Many types of package are quite generic in nature so PACK also includes 82 Pre-Built Packaging Models including bags, wrappers, boxes, bottles, cans, cartons, tubes and tubs. These models are textured and UV’d so all you need to do is apply artwork and render, but of course they can also be used as starting points for new designs of your own.

Sample Pre-Built Packaging Models by The Foundry
 

Panel Presets

Fifty-three Panel Presets are included in the PACK Kit

Modeling folded boxes is often a very tricky business. PACK attempts to simplify it by providing a system of Panel Presets that can be snapped together to create 2D box templates complete with tabs. They include embedded morphs (shape variants) for changing key aspects of them and topology that allows you to create smooth SubD boxes that are easily folded.

Sample Panel Presets by The Foundry
 

Texture Maps

Twenty-two Texture Maps are included in the PACK Kit

Not all aspects of a package need to be modeled with polygons so PACK also provides a range of Texture Maps that can help in the visualization process. Included are crease maps, stencil maps and bump maps, which can be easily applied to models through modo’s preset browser. All presets in PACK are set-up to receive these maps easily with pre-defined UV maps.

Sample Texture Maps by The Foundry
 

Scene Assemblies

Eleven Scene Assemblies are included in the PACK Kit

When you’ve created a design you are going to want to see it rendered. To help you to get a good quality image quickly, PACK also includes eleven Scene Assemblies which are rigged so you can change lighting and other display parameters quickly.

Sample Scene Scene Assemblies by The Foundry
 

PACK Tools

Eighteen Tools are included in the PACK Kit

To help speed up the process of using this kit, PACK also includes a collection of focused Tools which can be accessed through a pop-over form. Included in the form are regular modo tools, macros and a number of scripts written specifically for PACK. These allow you modify the shape of your container and other perform other functions such as adding thickness to a container, and adding liquid volume. A Snapshot tool lets you save your work non-destructively at key points as you iterate a design.

Pack Tools by The Foundry
 

Video Tutorials

Three full Project Video Tutorials are included in the PACK Kit

To get you up to speed as quickly as possible, PACK also comes with nearly two hours of training videos, including three full project tutorials. These tutorials will get you up to speed on all of PACK’s features and will also help you to become familiar with modo’s general modeling workflow.

PACK Kit Video Overview by The Foundry

In this video segment, taken from one of the three project tutorial videos included in PACK, Andy Brown demonstrates the PACK workflow for creating sophisticated packaging designs and renderings.

 

Image Gallery

See the different types of Packaging imagery you can create with the PACK Kit

modo 501 image by Gene Dupont

Visualizing packaging is made easier with the new Package Design and Construction Kit for modo 501 software. Image courtesy of Gene Dupont, 3D Illustrator and Package Visualizer.

modo 501 image by Yazan Malkosh
modo 501 image by Gene Dupont
modo 501 image by Gene Dupont
modo 501 image by Gene Dupont
modo 501 image by Gene Dupont
modo 501 image by Gene Dupont
 

Tutorial Gallery

The PACK Kit includes three real-world projects supported by nearly two hours of video instruction.

modo 501 image by The Foundry

Final result from one of three tutorials included in the PACK Kit.

modo 501 image by The Foundry
modo 501 image by The Foundry
modo 501 image by The Foundry

The toothpaste package is one of three project tutorials included in the PACK Kit.

modo 501 image by The Foundry

A final rendering upon completion of the toothpaste PACK Kit Tutorial.

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