Mudbox is a proprietary computer-based 3D sculpting and painting tool. TheMudbox user interface is a 3D environment that allows the creation of movable cameras that can be bookmarked. Models created within the program typically start as a polygon mesh that can be manipulated with a variety of different tools. A model can be subdivided to increase its resolution and the number of polygons available to sculpt with. 3D layers allow the user to store different detail passes, blending them with multiplier sliders and layer masks. Using layers the user is able to sculpt and mould their 3D model without making permanent changes. As a detailing app,Mudbox can import and export .obj, .fbx, and .bio files, as well as its own .mud format. A typical workflow is to create a relatively simple (low polygon count) model in a 3D modeling application and then import it to Mudbox for sculpting. Subdivision of models occurs using the Catmull-Clark subdivision algorithm.
The computers listed below are best for Mudbox because they all meet or exceed these system requirements…
Processor: Intel i5-13400f or AMD Ryzen 5 7600x or higher
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Geforce 3050 or higher
RAM: 16GB minimum
Disk Space: 1GB for install
Operating System: Windows 10 64 bit only, OS X 10.11 - 10.14, Linux Red Hat Enterprise 7.3 WS and 7.5 WS, Linux CentOS 7.3 and 7.5