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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)

Making earrings

Earrings are a fun accessory; there are all sorts of styles: long hoops, small rings, diamond-encrusted dangling designs, and so on. There are so many to choose from. For this section, we'll try a simple stud design with four prongs holding a diamond in the center.

Getting ready

For this section, we have provided a sculpture of a woman with vertex colors and materials already applied. With this provided scene, we can create our accessories and see them in their best quality using the Material Preview viewport shading mode. Download the womanAccessories_Start.blend file from

Launch Blender and open the .blend file. This scene comes with the sculpture that you can see in the following screenshot:

Figure 8.1 – The woman with no accessories

Let's give her some earrings to bring out the color in her eyes. A blue...