Mudbox 3D Sculpting Software Overview

Mudbox is a proprietary computer-based 3D sculpting and painting tool. Currently developed by Autodesk, Mudbox was created by Skymatter, founded by Tibor Madjar, David Cardwell and Andrew Camenisch, former artists of Weta Digital, where it was first used to produce the 2005 Peter Jackson remake of King Kong. Mudbox’s primary application is high-resolution digital sculpting, texture painting, and displacement and normal map creation, although it is also used as a design tool.

Autodesk Mudbox software user interface

The Mudbox user interface is a 3D environment that allows the creation of movable cameras that can be bookmarked. As a detailing app, Mudbox can import and export .obj, .fbx, and .bio files, as well as its own .mud format. Mudbox® digital sculpting and digital painting software enables you to create production-ready 3D digital artwork The sculpting tool set contains an assortment of brushes with adjustable falloffs. Mudbox offers a high-performance environment and professional-quality tools to help you create highly realistic 3D characters, engaging environments, detailed props, and compelling concept designs in less time Design visualization plays an important role in Mudbox’s production value. Simple poly primitives can be created from within Mudbox, facilitating the creation of busts, props, terrain, etc.Mudbox’s interface includes menus, tabbed windows, and tool trays, and can be customized to a limited extent. It also provides keyboard shortcuts. The navigation in the 3D view is similar to that of Autodesk Maya.

Software Technical Details
Language Support:  English,French,German, Japanese
Company:  Autodesk
Launched in Year:  February 1998
OS Compatibility: Windows, OSX, Linux
Software Download Link:  http://www.autodesk.com/products/mudbox/free-trial
Official Website:  http://www.autodesk.com/products/mudbox/overview

Hardware Requirements
Processor:  64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor
Video card and Graphics card required

Memory:  4 GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
Hard drive: 1GB of free disk space for install
Optical drive:  DVD-ROM
Internet browser:  Apple® Safari® web browser,Google Chrome™,Microsoft® Internet Explorer® ,Mozilla® Firefox®

Useful Links
www.digitaltutors.com/software/Mudbox-tutorials
https://library.creativecow.net/video-tutorials/autodeskmudbox
area.autodesk.com/mudboxlearningpath
www.cgmeetup.net/home/tutorials/autodesk-mudbox/
knowledge.autodesk.com/support/mudbox

2014-12-23T18:59:49+00:00 December 20th, 2014|3D Softwares, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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