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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)

Adding detail to the ears with the Crease brush

When we originally created the ears for the character, we were in the very early stages of the sculpting process. We have increased resolution with the Voxel Remesher several times since then as per our low-to-high detail workflow.

One of the goals with the Voxel Remesher is to create all of the major forms of the sculpture; surface details can always be added later. Most of the details of the ear can be saved for later, but at this stage, we have enough resolution that we ought to bring some definition back into the outer helix of the ear and separate it from the side of the head.

This is a relatively simple task, and we can get most of the way there with a combination of the Crease brush and the Smooth brush.

Getting ready

You can either continue with the model you've been making so far, or if you would rather start this section using our example, download and open the simpleCharacterHead_07_Start.blend file here: https...