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Autodesk Mudbox

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6.0

Autodesk Mudbox 2014 review - Create digital sculptures on your desktop

Macworld UK
12 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Mudbox 2014 is one of the best digital sculpting and 2D/3D painting solutions on the market today. Each release since Autodesk acquired Mudbox in 2007 has introduced important performance improvements and new toolsets and workflows. In this release Mudbox debuts retopology tools for cleaning up 3D models, but they feel unpolished.
  • Pros: Top-notch 3D sculpting and 2D/3D painting workflows. Excellent, normal map, displacement and vector displacement man extraction tools. Shallow learning curve.
  • Cons: Retopologising imported or scanned models requires that models be prepped prior to retopology, which is a bit odd.
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Overall 8
8.0

Autodesk Mudbox 2013 review

Digital Arts
15 August 2012
  • Excerpt: There’s no doubt that sculpting a model, especiallyan organic one, rather than building it the traditional way is a more intuitive method of creation. The issue has been one of making sure it fits in the with a 3D pipeline (Mudbox) or suits the artist (ZBrush).
  • Pros: New Gigatexel engine, customise and save interface layouts, curve drawing, edge hardness and creasing supported, combine bump and normal maps, painting module is better than the one in ZBrush, 64-bit on OS X, easy interoperability with Maya, good import/export to 16-bit Photoshop files, 3D layers
  • Cons: Can be issues painting inside sculpts, not as good a range of sculpting brushes as ZBrush, brushes not as natural, doesn’t support imported mirrored normal maps, Mudbox can be fussy about working with some graphics cards
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Overall 8
8.0

Autodesk Mudbox 2013 review

Macworld UK
12 August 2012
  • Excerpt: There’s no doubt that sculpting a model, especially an organic one, rather than building it the traditional way is a more intuitive method of creation. The issue has been one of making sure it fits in the with a 3D pipeline (Mudbox) or suits the artist (ZBrush). That’s not to say that Mudbox doesn’t suit the artist because in most respects it’s actually easier to get to grips with than rival ZBrush.
  • Pros: New Gigatexel engine, customise and save interface layouts, curve drawing, edge hardness and creasing supported, combine bump and normal maps, painting module is better than the one in ZBrush, 64-bit on OS X, easy interoperability with Maya, good import/export to 16-bit Photoshop files, 3D layers
  • Cons: Can be issues painting inside sculpts, not as good a range of sculpting brushes as ZBrush, brushes not as natural, doesn’t support imported mirrored normal maps, Mudbox can be fussy about working with some graphics cards
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Overall 8
8.0

Autodesk Mudbox 2011 review

Digital Arts
23 November 2010
  • Excerpt: In Mudbox 2011 the 3D paint system gains new tools, an enhanced colour chooser, paint layer blending modes, incandescence texture, improved Photoshop interpretability and 2D painting.
  • Pros: Improved 3D painting; 2D painting; new posing tools.
  • Cons: No UV editing tools; posing tools take some getting used to.
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