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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)

Creating tusks and teeth for an orc

Everyone needs a healthy smile, even orcs. Some pieces of our sculptures are most easily created as separate objects, and teeth are an excellent example of this. Keeping teeth separate ensures that we will have a sharp transition between the mouth and the teeth. This is because polygons of separate objects can never blend together through the use of the Voxel Remesher or any other means.

In this section, we will sculpt two types of teeth and place them in the provided character's mouth.

Getting ready

For this section, we have provided an orc head that needs some teeth. Download the orcTeeth_Start.blend file from

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

Figure 9.1 – An orc who needs to learn how to smile

Once the file is open...