Mudbox® digital sculpting and digital painting software enables you to create production-ready 3D digital artwork. Mudbox offers a high-performance environment and professional-quality tools to help you create highly realistic 3D characters, engaging environments, detailed props, and compelling concept designs in less time.
3D sculpt and paint
Better brush-based workflows
Improve brush-based workflows when working with low resolution, low bit-depth polygons and textures.
Sculpting Falloff options
For brushes, choose Volume or Surface Falloff options, in addition to the default Hybrid mode.
Use Constrain to Surface in the new Relax Brush to even out spaces between vertices while only making minimal changes to the original shape of a mesh.
Twist for Grab Brush
The Twist feature in the Grab tool helps you twist all vertices within the sculpting brush falloff radius clockwise or counterclockwise. Use it to create swirled objects like soft serve ice cream, rotate ears and eyes on a character’s head, or twist a character’s mouth to create a smile or frown.
Professional digital sculpting toolset
Get fast, smooth, accurate results.
Paint directly onto 3D models
True 3D painting across multiple channels, in multiple formats.
Create accurate normal, displacement, and ambient occlusion maps.
Make any model symmetrical with a number of tools for symmetrical retopologizing in Mudbox. Base symmetry on the source topology or on a local or world axis for completely symmetrical results. Copy painting and sculpting detail from one or both sides of the source. Use the new Make Symmetrical tool to make existing meshes across one or more axes without retopologizing.
Caliper tool for proportional measurement
Measure the distance between two points on a model or along a curve. Maintain accurate proportions while 3D sculpting. Match meshes to a desired real-world scale or make them proportional to other objects or environments.
3D tool interoperability
Easily move texture and detail maps between Mudbox and other Autodesk products, including 3ds Max 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software; Maya 3D animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing software; and Maya LT 3D game development software, and take advantage of enhanced Photoshop compatibility.
Maya image plane matching
Enjoy a smoother multiproduct modeling workflow when using images for reference in both Maya and Mudbox software. Set up an image plane in Maya, and use it as a reference for base mesh modeling. Send it to Mudbox along with the model to add finer details, and it will retain many image plane parameter settings. You can continue to use the same reference without readjusting the image to match.
Maya Blend Shape interoperability
Create Blend Shapes and merge them into a Maya scene via Layer Groups. Store Blend Shapes as Sculpt Layer groups in Mudbox. Add new targets or delete existing ones within Mudbox, and correctly update them in Maya. Take advantage of the intuitive sculpting toolset in Mudbox to create facial shapes and carry out shot sculpting.
Maya interoperability for textures
Import and export Ptex and multitile UV textures to and from Maya. Single-step interoperability provides an iterative round-trip workflow between Mudbox and Maya using Ptex and multitile texturing methods. Ptex textures offer a UV-less painting workflow. Multitile textures enable artists to paint outside of the 0-1 UV space.
Texture export and updating
Set different export paths for different channels and paint layers using enhanced texture export and updating. Mudbox remembers the paths; update textures in one click during painting, regardless of the target downstream application or whether Mudbox supports the shaders. Reduce manual relinking and flexible iterative painting workflows within custom pipelines.
Advanced retopology tools
Create clean, production-quality meshes from scanned, imported, or sculpted data.
Efficient layer grouping
Organize Sculpt and Paint Layers into layer groups to quickly and easily identify them in complex scenes. Toggle visibility into focus on a particular aspect of the work, or duplicate multiple layers at once. Use Sculpt Layer groups to receive and store Blend Shape targets from Maya software. Use Paint Layer groups to manually merge layers or flatten groups on export.
Interactive control and display
Multitouch interaction and render-quality results in the viewport.
3D layer capabilities
Experiment with design concepts and make revisions easily.
Check out other artists' profiles for inspiration, learn tips and tricks for getting started in Mudbox with free* tutorials, and share your own projects, 3D assets, and textures in the Mudbox Community.
Autodesk® Mudbox® 2015 software is supported on the following 64-bit operating systems and at a minimum, requires a system with the following 64-bit hardware:
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows® 8 and Windows® 8.1 Professional operating system
- Apple® Mac OS® X 10.8.5 and 10.9.x operating system
- Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.2 WS operating system
- Fedora™ 14 Linux operating system
- CentOS 6.2 Linux operating system
||Autodesk recommends the latest version of the following web browsers for access to online supplemental content:
- Apple® Safari® web browser
- Google Chrome™ web browser
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer® web browser
- Mozilla® Firefox® web browser
||64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor
||Refer to the Recommended Hardware wizard for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards
||4 GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
||1GB of free disk space for install
Mudbox is available as either standalone (node-locked) or network (floating) licenses.
Upon purchase, you will receive a Serial Number and Product key that is used to activate software via Internet. If no Internet is available, MudBox will generate a request code that is used to manually activate the software. License with active subscription will be able to transfer between workstation with built in license transfer utility.
Upgrades to Network licenses are available
Network licenses require LMtools 11.7 to be running at all times on workstation/server. LMtools will manage your licenses between workstations.
Thanks to the new licensing system, users can now check out network licenses to take off the network for remote use.
Upon purchase of a Network license you will need to provide your designated license servers Host name and Host ID (MAC Address) in order to create the license key.
Upgrades / Support
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Autodesk® offers the following Upgrades and Support options:
- Software upgrades
- Exclusive updates
- Access to training and learning materials
- Entitlement to use in previous versions
- Home-Use licensing
- Enhanced license management tools
- Web Support
- Upgrade from Previous versions to Current
- Upgrade from Standalone to Network Licenses
RFX is available for all your support needs.
- Autodesk® provides initial installation support upon purchase
Enhance your Mudbox pipeline with the following products:
- Autodesk® Maya
- Autodesk® 3ds Max
- Autodesk® Softimage
- Autodesk® MotionBuilder
- Autodesk® Maya Entertainment Creation Suite: Maya + MotionBuilder + Mudbox
- Autodesk® Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Premium: Maya + MotionBuilder + Mudbox + Softimage
Training / Resources
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