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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)

Sharpening details with the Pinch brush

In this final section, we'll try out a brush that will help us refine the high-resolution details of the character. Some of the brushes in Blender work better when we have more polygons in our sculpture. In particular, the Pinch brush is a great way to get crisp edges, but it only works if we have lots of polygons in the sculpture.

Important Note

One issue with using the Pinch brush is that the Voxel Remesher tends to erase many of the sharpened details created by the Pinch brush. We're done with the Voxel Remesher now. Do not use it past this point; otherwise, many of our pinched details will be erased.

Before we get started with sharpening details, we'll take a moment to switch our model to using smooth shading, which will make the surface look like it's made out of clay instead of polygons.

Getting ready

You can either continue with the model you've been making so far, or if you would rather start this...