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3D digital painting and sculpting software

Mudbox® digital painting and sculpting software provides 3D artists with an intuitive and tactile toolset for creating highly detailed 3D geometry and textures for beautiful characters and environments.

Mudbox features

  • Digital sculpting tools

    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.

  • Advanced retopology tools

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

  • Dynamic tessellation

    Add resolution to a mesh only in areas that need it with an intuitive, camera-based workflow. (video: 2:06 min.)

  • Tool integration

    Move models between Mudbox and other software.

  • Texture baking

    Bake normal, displacement, and ambient occlusion maps.

  • Maya interoperability

    Import and export Ptex and multiple UV textures.

  • Smooth brush-based workflows

    Effective brush-based workflows for polygons and textures.

See how people are using Mudbox

Oats Studios

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

Oats Studios experimental shorts rival studio productions

See how Mudbox works with other software

  • Send assets to Mudbox to add highly detailed geometry

  • Send characters to Mudbox for sculpting and texturing

  • Take your 3D assets and environments from first draft to final frames

  • Maya + Mudbox (video: 4:20 min.)

  • Maya LT + Mudbox (video: 1:12 min.)

    Paint textures and add sculpted detail to 3D models using artist-friendly tools. Then transfer your model back to Maya LT.

  • Maya + 3ds Max + Arnold + Mudbox + SketchBook Enterprise + ReCap Pro (video: 2:06 min.)

    At a glance: See production workflows in the collection.

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