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Painting Workflows in Mudbox

by Justin Marshall

In this series of Mudbox tutorials, we will cover all of the different painting tools in Mudbox and talk about some workflow tips to keep in mind as you paint. Software required: Mudbox 2013.

What you'll learn

In this series of Mudbox tutorials, we will cover all of the different painting tools in Mudbox and talk about some workflow tips to keep in mind as you paint. There are a number of different painting tools in Mudbox that give artists a lot of power and flexibility when painting texture maps. A few of these tools are very common and, therefore, have been covered in courses like the Introduction to Mudbox. In this course, we will cover those tools plus all of the more unheralded paint tools, one by one. We'll talk about how they can be used and what some of the unique properties are for each one. We'll cover the more commonly-used tools like the Paint Brush and Projection Tool as well as lesser-used tools like Hue Shift or the Dodge and Burn tools. We'll also cover different methods for working with paint layers, painting on different channels, and working with Mudbox and Photoshop. In the end, you'll have a much better idea of the functionality of all of the great painting tools in Mudbox and be better equipped to integrate them into your workflow. Software required: Mudbox 2013.

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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