Modo Tutorial: How to use this 3D web application for your 3D printing projects

This tutorial was created for beginners of Modo as well as for current users of the 3D modeling software who would like to learn how to prepare their 3D model for 3D printing. In the first chapter, we will go over the User Interface of Modo, then we will cover the basics of the 3D modeling web application, finishing with an STL file preparation.


After reading the tutorial, you will understand:


  • What is Modo
  • How to create 3D objects and modify them
  • How to export an STL file for 3D printing


Then, you can upload your 3D model to our online 3D printing service and we will deliver it to you!




Modo is one of the products by Foundry. Thanks to a great variety of options Modo is suitable for different uses: from rendering and texturing to 3D modeling and 3D printing. In this tutorial, we will focus on the latter application.


We created this Modo tutorial to help you understand 3D modeling better. Modo is very accessible and user-friendly, even if you are lacking experience. Despite that you might not have a lot of knowledge about 3D modeling and 3D printing, this step-by-step guide will help you see how easy it is to get started.


The tutorial will help you to understand how Modo operates, you will learn basic commands and 3D modeling techniques.


To get started, download Modo. The software is paid, but Foundry offers a free 30-day trial. Once the download is completed, click on the file to open it and follow the instruction for installation. Now you’re ready to start with our tutorial!