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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)

Setting up your graphics tablet's stylus buttons

Using a graphics tablet for sculpting makes a huge difference in ease of use and fine control over our brushstrokes. In particular, graphics tablets offer pressure sensitivity, which will allow us to control the strength of our brushstrokes on the fly.

Graphics tablets come in a variety of forms: pen tablets, pen displays, and touchscreen devices with integrated stylus support.

Pen tablets are often the most affordable option. They can be placed on your desk or held in your lap. Pen tablets do not have an integrated display, so you will have to look up at your computer's display while you move your pen across the tablet. This is not as difficult as it may sound; it's a lot like using a mouse.

Pen displays cost a lot more because they include a display underneath the drawing surface. They usually need lots of extra desk space and a stand to hold up the device. Many artists prefer these types of tablets because...