Digital sculpting: realistic organic detail with virtual tools

Digital sculptingIn 3D animation, games, and entertainment, digital sculpting is the art of creating detailed objects from raw material. Just like real-world sculpting, tools are used to pinch, pull, and smooth surfaces virtually.

Digital sculpting is a method for making detailed 3D models that’s particularly suited to organic surfaces like faces, skin, foliage, etc. This makes it a popular choice for character design, turning concept art into 3D models for animation in TV, movies, and video games.

Just like in real sculpting, a digital sculpting project starts with a piece of raw material in the software—a virtual ball of clay—and the artist uses their tools to shape details.

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