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Digital-Tutors Releases Highly Anticipated Mudbox Training

Digital-Tutors, an Autodesk Authorized Publisher and leader in video-based training, has announced the availability of INTRODUCTION TO MUDBOX 2009 -- the newest release in a library of interactive training for emerging digital artists using Mudbox, the advanced, high-resolution, brush-based digital sculpting and texture painting software.

INTRODUCTION TO MUDBOX 2009 provides seven hours of practical training and guides 3D modelers and texture artists through a production-focused workflow to digital sculpting and texture painting in Mudbox 2009, while providing time-saving techniques for use in the film, game, and design industries.

"High resolution sculpting and quality texture painting have become essential requirements in 3D pipelines at studios across the world," said Justin Marshall, Lead Modeling Instructor at Digital-Tutors. "With 'Introduction to Mudbox 2009' we had the opportunity to collaborate with Dave Cardwell at Autodesk, one of the co-founders and developers of Mudbox, to ensure that we not only covered the essential functionalities of the application, including lighting and camera techniques and sculpting and painting tools, but also artist-friendly workflows and tips and tricks, that could be used on any project."

Highlights of INTRODUCTION TO MUDBOX 2009 include:digital sculpting workflow, texture painting workflow, navigating image browser, texture painting in layers, custom stamps and stencils, sculpt layers, customizing brush settings, on-target sculpting, on-target painting, sculpt brush, steady stroke for straight lines, constraining strokes to curves, painting layer masks, changing brush falloffs, customizing lighting, depth of field, ambient occlusion, image-based lighting, sub-dividing meshes, adding and editing materials, viewing mesh UVs, meshes with multiple UV tiles, importing geometry, exporting maps, interface and work area overview, and additional lessons developed to teach artists the essentials of Mudbox 2009.