Mudbox 2012 update and new features
In the latest round of updates of Autodesk tools for digital entertainment creation, Mudbox gains UV-less painting tools
UV-less painting is the main update in Mudbox 2012
While Autodesk is showcasing its 2012 software line at this year’s GDC in San Francisco (exhibition runs between 2-4 March), those that can’t attend are scrutinising the new feature lists that have been released this week.
New features in Mudbox 2012:
- UV-Less Painting ― texture artists can reduce the time-consuming task of creating UVs. Complex assets comprising multiple meshes can be loaded, and painted straight away
- Large Texture Datasets ― paint and manage large texture datasets, in order to create the highly detailed assets. A new texture and tile management system has been employed so artists can display and paint hero assets with hundreds of texture maps consisting of billions of texels
- Multiple Joints ― Users can create, manage, and weight multiple joints to deform and pose full-figure models. Create symmetrical pairs of joints, while joint hierarchies can be created automatically based on influenced vertices
Large texture datasets in Mudbox 2012
Key Autodesk software such as Maya, 3ds Max and Softimage are expected to be available from April 2011, but the release date of others are still TBC.
For more information visit the Mudbox product page on the Autodesk website.
on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 at 1:38 pm under News, Products.
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