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Introducing Mudboxby Ara Kermanikian
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Plunge your hands into digital sculpting with Mudbox
VALUABLE COMPANION DVD
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!
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
One of the first books on Autodesk's new Mudbox 3D modeling and sculpting tool!
Autodesk's Mudbox was used to create photorealistic creatures for The Dark Knight, The Mist, and others films. Now you can join the crowd interested in learning this exciting new digital modeling and sculpting tool with this complete guide. Get up to speed on all of Mudbox’s features and functions, learn how sculpt and paint, and master the art of using effective workflows to make it all go easier.
Develop skills as a digital content creator or visual effects or CG artist with a good understanding of Mudbox and this valuable guide.
Introducing Mudbox is a no-nonsense guide for new and veteran digital artists to learn how to sculpt and texture-paint digital assets, which have become an indispensible staple for leading edge feature films, television, next-generation games and advertising. The book targets artists new to Mudbox and gets them comfortable using the software so they can be free to create organic models, creatures, animals, and whatever they can imagine and transfer to digital clay.
Introducing Mudbox provides step-by-step instruction through compelling, real-world-style projects, as well as solid foundational knowledge of productive workflow and optimization. Readers also gain useful knowledge of integration with other 3D software applications, such as Maya and 3ds Max.
The book also includes tips and tricks, case studies and examples from industry leaders in digital sculpting. Companion CD includes movies, sample project files, MELscripts, images, and a trial version of the software.
When readers have finished the book, they will know: What digital sculpting is and isn't and how it fits into the digital-asset-creation pipeline. Why a tool like Mudbox is critical in today's digital-asset-creation pipeline How to sculpt and paint a model in Mudbox The workflow ins and outs of Mudbox How to optimize user workflow to spend the least amount of time on the software intricacies, and focus more on creative flow of the artwork they are creating
About the Author
Ara Kermanikian is a freelance digital sculptor and 3D modeler who has worked in the software industry for over 20 years, including 18 years at Microsoft helping enable accessibility and usability of digital content creation software. His work was featured in Introducing ZBrush and Mastering Maya 2009, both from Sybex. Ara has his own blog (kermaco.blogspot.com) and contributes regularly to Mudbox, ZBrush, and Maya user forums.
Table of Contents
1 Getting your feet in the mud.
2 UI tour.
3 Detail-sculpting an Imported Model.
4 Painting and Texturing an Imported Model.
5 Digital Sculpting Part I.
6 Digital Sculpting Part II.
7 Working with 3D Scan Data.
8 3D Painting.
9 Lighting & Rendering.
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