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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 stylized mesh eyebrows with modifiers

This method for creating eyebrows will start with making a basic eyebrow shape using tools in Edit Mode, then we'll snap the vertices of the eyebrow to the character's face. Once we have the basic eyebrow in place, we can finish giving the eyebrow thickness by adding several modifiers.

This type of eyebrow will work well for art styles that rely on strong exaggerated shapes.

Getting ready

For this section, we can pick up where we left off in the Creating tusks and teeth for an orc section of this chapter. If you have not completed that section, you can begin this section with the stylizedEyebrows_Start.blend file, which can be downloaded here:

Launch Blender and open the .blend file. Once the file is open, we can begin creating the eyebrows for the orc.

How to do it…

We'll start by creating...