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Painting Multiple Channels in Mudbox

by Justin Marshall

In this course we will use Mudbox to paint multiple textures and channels as we create a retro ray gun.

What you'll learn

In this course we will use Mudbox to paint multiple textures and channels as we create a retro ray gun. Although Mudbox is a powerful sculpting tool, one of the features that makes it stand apart is the ability to paint multiple texture channels. When creating textures for your models, painting interactively in the 3d view is a really fast and effective way to work. In Mudbox, we can paint color as well as create channels like bump, specular, and reflection, and see all of that detail as we paint. In this course we'll learn to create and modify multiple texture channels like those mentioned above. We'll blend together multiple paint layers to achieve specific effects, cover the use of stamps, and learn to use the projection brush with a stencil to add decals. For our example we'll use a retro ray gun toy, but the techniques you'll learn will apply to anything you'd like to paint in Mudbox.

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. As an author, Justin enjoys collaborating with fellow authors, especially on project... more

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