What is Mudbox?
Mudbox is a computer program from Autodesk that provides users with applications for creating digital paintings and sculptures. The program features several utilities that allow for the creation of 3D paintings and sculpture.
The program’s selection of tools enables the user to instantly apply effects on their models. For instance, the option Tiling Plane, which is part of the sculpting feature of the software, allows the user to add sculpting or painting effects on a tile, which then will be automatically applied to all tiles. This option does away with manually applying effects on each tile, thereby increasing the speed by which the 3D models are created.
Specific sculpting tools meanwhile, provide the user with instant effects that can be applied directly onto the model. These tools include smooth, grab, pinch, flatten, foamy, spray, wax, scrape, smear, bulge and amplify.
The Graphical User Interface or GUI provides the following menu bar options: File, Edit, Create, Mesh, Display, Maps and Render. There are also two options for viewing a model: 3D View or UV View.
Mudbox can run on Windows, Mac OS X (10.7 or higher), Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora.