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Introducing Mudbox

Introducing Mudbox
Author: Ara Kermanikian
ISBN 13: 9780470537251
ISBN 10: 470537256
Edition: 1
Publisher: Sybex
Publication Date: 2010-07-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $49.99

Plunge your hands into digital sculpting with Mudbox


You'll find over 10 GBs of movies, project files, models, and images to complete all of the projects in the book.

You've found the perfect hands-on primer to Autodesk's Mudbox, the 3D modeling and sculpting tool artists have used to create realistic creatures for The Dark Knight, 9, and other films. This book is just what you need to get started. Get up to speed on the Mudbox 2011 interface and tools, then follow step-by-step lessons that teach you the basics of digital sculpting, 3D painting, texturing, workflow, and more.

You'll find pages of tips and detailed instructions. So, roll up your sleeves, open this book, and start sculpting and painting!

  • Create assets for film, television, and games with Mudbox 2011

  • Save time for creativity by improving your workflows

  • Get to know the Mudbox user interface and tools in detail

  • Model a base mesh in Maya®, then use Mudbox to add surface details such as surface wear and tear

  • Learn to paint directly onto models in 3D with Mudbox's 3D painting capabilities

  • Plan your sculpture, pose your mesh, and start sculpting

  • Import a 3D scan from a 3D scanner and clean it up in Mudbox

Get to know the Mudbox user interface

Learn to customize Mudbox brushes to get the results you need

Learn how to use Mudbox's paint layers to composite realistic textures