Creating Game Weapons in Maya and Mudbox

In this course ,we will use a Maya to Mudbox workflow to build and texture a detailed dagger. Software required: Mudbox 2009 and up, Maya 2008 and up.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 4, 2009
Duration
1h 16m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 4, 2009
Duration
1h 16m
Description

In this course ,we will use a Maya to Mudbox workflow to build and texture a detailed dagger. This course will take you through the workflow of using Mudbox and Maya to create props or set pieces that appear highly detailed, but are a low enough resolution that they can be easily manipulated in real-time environments. Mudbox is a great package for sculpting high resolution detail, but there is a process of getting all of that data out of Mudbox in a usable state. Using an ancient dagger, we'll cover the modeling of the base geometry and UV layout in Maya. We will also go over the sculpting and detailing in Mudbox, as well as painting textures using multiple channels. We'll finish up by bringing all of that detail back into Maya in the form of normal maps. Software required: Mudbox 2009 and up, Maya 2008 and up.

About the author
About the author

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
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