Snap is simple plugin that makes saving backups incredibly easy. Keep your workspace clean with only one ‘current’ file, and save backup ‘snaps’ of your file to a separate folder.

Requirements: MODO 801 or later


  • Saves a copy of the file in its current state to a like-named ‘snaps’ folder (e.g. ‘myGreatFile_snaps’).
  • Snaps are date-coded with _YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS (e.g. myGreatFile_20140623-111629).
  • Each snap’s ‘Revision’ tag is set to match its date code.
  • ‘Save Snap’ mapped to Ctrl+Alt+S (PC), Ctrl+Opt+S (Mac).
  • Convenient log notes to help you keep track of changes in each snap.
  • Too rushed to bother with logging? ‘Quick Snap’ lets you save without the hassle.
  • ‘Preferences > Mechanical Color > Snap’ accepts a maximum number of quick saves to be kept (10 by default). (Logged snaps are kept forever).
  • ‘Restore’ restores a previous version to current.
  • ‘Open Snaps Folder’ and ‘Open Log’ quick links.


  • v801-140915  Improved saving performance by 200%!
  • v801-141002 – Added “Readme” file functionality, made Project-based file paths optional in prefs.
  • v801-141003 – Fixed a bug where saving large files may result in a naming mismatch between log entry and filename.


    These are a few things we’d like to add in the future, though we have no idea when. Is there a feature you’d like to see in a future version? Let us know!

    • Project-based workflow
    • Save snaps of linked images


    Manually installing kits in MODO is ridiculously simple.

    Install a Kit

    1. Open MODO
    2. Menubar > System > Open Content Folder
    3. Drop kit folder into the ‘Kits’ folder
    4. Restart MODO

    Disable a Kit (temporarily)

    1. Open MODO
    2. Menubar > System > Kit Toggle Enable > (Kit Name)
    3. Restart MODO

    Uninstall a Kit

    1. Open MODO
    2. Menubar > System > Open Content Folder
    3. Open ‘Kits’ folder
    4. Remove kit from Kits folder
    5. Restart MODO