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Create beautiful characters and environments with Mudbox

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Sculpt and paint highly detailed 3D geometry and textures. Mudbox® 3D digital sculpting and texture painting software gives you an intuitive, tactile toolset. 

Mudbox features

  • Digital sculpting tool

    Create highly detailed 3D characters and environments using an intuitive set of digital tools based on real sculpting techniques.

  • Paint directly on 3D models

    Paint directly on your 3D assets across multiple channels.

  • Dynamic tessellation

    Add resolution to a mesh only in areas that need it with an artist-friendly, camera-based workflow. (video: 9:52 min.)

  • Advanced retopology tools

    Create clean, production-quality meshes from scanned, imported, or sculpted data.

  • Texture baking

    Bake normal, displacement, and ambient occlusion maps.

  • Smooth, brush-based workflows

    Get effective, brush-based workflows for polygons and textures.


  • Mudbox + Maya

    Bring assets from Maya into Mudbox to add detailed geometry. (video: 4:20 min.)

  • Mudbox + Maya LT

    Send characters from Maya LT to Mudbox for sculpting and texturing. Then transfer your model back to Maya LT. (video: 1:12 min.)

  • Mudbox + Maya + 3ds Max + Arnold + SketchBook Enterprise + ReCap Pro

    Take your 3D assets and environments from first draft to final frame. (video: 2:06 min.)

See Mudbox in action

Oats Studios uses Mudbox for detailed modeling


Anti-Hollywood and proud

Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios releases its experimental short films online, for free, but the production values and visual effects rival many big-budget studio films.

Image courtesy of Oats Studios

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