Mudbox: Sculpt detailed characters and models

3D digital painting and sculpting software

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What is Mudbox?

Mudbox® software is a digital 3D sculpting and painting tool for creating detailed characters and environments with beautiful textures.

  • Bring 3D designs to life with intuitive sculpting tools.

  • Add final touches to models with flexible texture painting capabilities.

  • Work faster with an easy-to-use layer-based workflow.

Mudbox overview (video: 1:44 min.)

Why use Mudbox?

An intuitive digital toolset

Artist-friendly sculpting tools in Mudbox let you create whatever you can imagine with ease.

High-quality models

Accurate texture painting workflows enable you to create realistic and stylized models.

Smooth, brush-based workflows

Brush-based workflows for polygons and textures take your creations to the next level.

What you can do with Mudbox

Sculpt 3D characters and detailed environments

Bake normal, displacement, and ambient occlusion maps on your 3D assets. With advanced retopology tools, create clean and production-quality meshes from scanned, imported, or sculpted data.

Add finishing touches with accurate texture painting tools

Directly manipulate 3D models by painting directly onto them across multiple channels or by adding resolution to a mesh in places that need it.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Mudbox used for?

Mudbox is a 3D sculpting and painting tool for creating realistic and stylized characters and environments. Its accurate and efficient toolset allows artists to sculpt highly-detailed models and paint stunning textures.

Who uses Mudbox?

Mudbox is used by a variety of professional VFX and game studios due to its versatile sculpting tools and its ability to create high-resolution meshes and textures.

Which versions of Mudbox can I use if I subscribe to the current version?

Your Mudbox subscription gives you access to install and use the 3 previous versions. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account  after subscribing. See also previous releases available for subscribers

Can I install Mudbox on multiple computers?

With a subscription to Mudbox software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software License Agreement for more information. 

How do I convert my Mudbox free trial to a paid subscription?

Launch your trial software and click Subscribe Now on the trial screen or buy Mudbox here. When buying your subscription, enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial. Learn more about converting a trial to a paid subscription

How much does a Mudbox subscription cost?

The price of an annual Mudbox subscription is and the price of a monthly Mudbox subscription is . The price of a 3-year Mudbox subscription is . If you have infrequent users and are interested in a pay-as-you-go option, please visit to learn more.

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