How do you know when to use modeling vs sculpting? What objects are best handled via modeling, and which are best handled via sculpting? They seem very similar… but using the wrong approach means uglier art that takes longer to create!
If you are new to sculpting, this is the big question that you want answered: should you learn Mudbox? or zBrush?
New to Mudbox? Knowing Maya or Max gives you a head start, but like all software, Mudbox has its own quirks.
I’ve assembled this list of Mudbox tips for beginners, based on my experience using the program since version 1. It should help you use the program more effectively! Continue reading Mudbox tips for beginners
Continuing the bodybuilder series, my Mudbox character sculpting tutorial lays out the process of creating detailed anatomy for a muscular character, a pretty standard piece that should be in every character artist’s portfolio.
In part one of the Mudbox character sculpting tutorial, we focused on creating the base shape. Now our goal is creating super high-resolution detail, a must for a character sculpt to stand out in a portfolio.
This multi-part tutorial will cover Mudbox character sculpting, adding high-resolution detail, painting textures, and more. We begin with creating the basic shape of the character, and then detailing the character via sculpting! Continue reading Mudbox Character Sculpting tutorial – CREATION
Art in games and film demand ultra-detailed surfaces. And the most important kind of surface is the skin on a person’s face. If you want to succeed as an artist, it is absolutely vital that you be able to create this detail. But how? Continue reading Face sculpting in Mudbox 2015
If you’ve played any recently, you know there are two types of guys in video games – ripped superheroes, and bulging Hulks. Check this vid for the process I use to sculpt characters like this in Mudbox. Continue reading Sculpting muscles in Mudbox 2015
Here’s another short video, I go over the process of creating a zipper stamp for Mudbox. I also include the stamp as a download! Continue reading Zipper stamp for Mudbox
Here’s a short vid showing the creation of a character head in Mudbox, starting from the default base head.
Continue reading Head Sculpting Vid