In this Maya and Mudbox tutorial, we'll cover modeling, sculpting and painting an African-style mask. We'll explore the process of exporting maps for animating and rendering in Maya. We'll also cover converting the high-resolution sculpt to a GCode slice file for FDM printing using a Lulzbot TAZ 5 3D printer. By the end of this Maya and Mudbox training, you'll have created a tribal mask ready for 3D print. Software required: Maya 2016, Mudbox 2016, Cura.
Eric Kunzendorf has been teaching computer graphics and animation at the college level for the last two decades at such varied institutions as Jacksonville University, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, the Atlanta College of Art, and the School of Visual Arts’ Savannah campus. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Art history from Columbia University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia.
Introduction and Project Overview (bright energetic music) Hey, everyone, Eric Kunzendorf here. I'm associate professor of animation at Jacksonville University. And I've got over 21 years of experience teaching and practicing animation and digital art. I've produced independent animations, as well as digital prints that I've shown at the regional and national levels. In this course, we're going to create and print an African style mask in Maya, Mudbox, and Cura. Some of the major topics that we will be discussing in this course will include, but are not limited to, modeling from front and side photographs that may or may not match perfectly, creating and UV mapping a base mesh in Maya for sculpting in Mudbox, sculpting and painting weathering and details using brushes and stencils in Mudbox, sculpting ornamental details using conventional and vector displacement map stamps, and preparing the model to render in Maya, and 3D print in Cura, using a diffuse deposition modeling paradigm. By the end of the training, you will have an African style mask that you can render and print in 3D. And more importantly, you will have the skills to create and print your own models. I'm excited to work with Digital Tutors, and share these powerful tricks and techniques with fellow artists. So tune in, turn on, sign up, and sign in. Let's get started with the first lesson.