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Sculpting the Blender Way

By : Xury Greer
Book Image

Sculpting the Blender Way

By: Xury Greer

Overview of this book

Sculpting the Blender Way is a detailed step-by-step guide for creating digital art with the latest Blender 3D sculpting features. With over 400 reference images, 18 Sculpting in Action videos, and dozens of 3D sculpture example files, this book is an invaluable resource for traditional and digital sculptors looking to try their hand at sculpting in Blender. The first part of the book will teach you how to navigate Blender's user interface and familiarize yourself with the core workflows, as well as gain an understanding of how the sculpting features work, including basic sculpting, Dyntopo, the Voxel Remesher, QuadriFlow, and Multiresolution. You’ll also learn about a wide range of brushes and all of the latest additions to the sculpting feature set, such as Face Sets, Mesh Filters, and the Cloth brush. The next chapters will show you how to customize these brushes and features to create fantastic 3D sculptures that you can share with the ever-growing Blender community. By the end of this book, you'll have gained a complete understanding of the core sculpting workflows and be able to use Blender to bring your digital characters to life.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Installing Blender

First, we'll need to download the latest version of Blender. Blender is available through the Blender Foundation's official website. You do not need to register an account or pay license fees or anything like that; Blender is 100% free and open source!

Getting ready

Make sure your computer meets the requirements for Blender, as mentioned in the Technical requirements section, and then head over to the download page of the Blender website: The website will automatically detect your computer's operating system so you don't have to worry about choosing the correct version.

Now, let's install Blender.

How to do it…

To install Blender from the Blender Foundation website, follow these instructions:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click on the Download Blender... button.
  3. Once the installer file has been downloaded, click to open the installation wizard.
  4. Follow...