MudBox training
Mudbox Essentials training

2 days
In centre:
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Live online:
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Key details

Key details

Mudbox course for beginners, teaching key techniques for digital sculpting and texture painting.

Autodesk Mudbox software gives modellers and texture artists the freedom to create 3D digital artwork intuitively, as if they are working with clay and paint.

Our Mudbox Essentials course teaches newcomers how to:

  • Work in a production environment.
  • Understand the mechanics of Mudbox.
  • Sculpt 3D models using a variety of techniques.
  • Work with materials to texture your models.
  • Use lighting as a modelling aid.

Mudbox Essentials training is arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group. Your training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.

In-class or online

Our centres are open for in-class training, with full safety measures and comprehensive sanitisation implemented.

We continue to offer all courses in our popular live online format.

Accredited Mudbox training

Armada is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC), accredited to provide Mudbox training.

Mudbox courses are hosted by Autodesk Certified Instructors who are experts in 3D design, CGI and character animation.

How will I learn?

Mudbox training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running Mudbox.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for Mudbox, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited Mudbox training course. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following Mudbox training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their Mudbox trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


No prior Mudbox knowledge is necessary.

Mudbox version

Training can be based on any recent version of Mudbox to suit you.

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for Mudbox training can be made by:

  • Bank transfer. Please call 01527 834783 for our bank details.
  • Card. All major credit and debit cards accepted. Payment can be made securely online or over the phone. Card payments are processed by Stripe. Armada doesn’t record or store your card details.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months. For further details, see Staged payments.

Purchase orders

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies or public sector organisations.


See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request Mudbox Essentials course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Mudbox Essentials course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Course content

Course content

Digital sculpting workflow

Texture painting workflow

Navigating image browser

Texture painting in layers

Creating Custom Stamps and Stencils

Understanding and using sculpt layers

Customising brush settings

On-target sculpting

On-target painting

Sculpt brushes

Steady stroke for straight lines

Constraining strokes to curves

Painting layer masks

Changing brush falloffs

Customising lighting

Depth of field

Ambient occlusion

Image-based lighting

Sub-dividing meshes

Adding and editing materials

Viewing mesh UVs

Meshes with multiple UV tiles

Importing geometry

Exporting maps

Interface and work area overview

Live online training

Live online training

Live online training lets you participate in a real Mudbox course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and see the other delegates participating in the Mudbox training…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Interact by speaking, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to control it to demonstrate something.

We endeavour to provide you with the best online training experience…

  • Online Mudbox Essentials courses are presented by Autodesk Certified Instructors, following the same syllabus as our classroom-based courses.
  • You receive comprehensive training materials.
  • Your training is hands-on. You carry out assisted exercises using Mudbox.
  • If you don’t have access to Mudbox software, we’ll send you a link to fully-functional trial software that you can download and install.
  • You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time.

All you need is an internet-connected computer and a webcam – see Hardware recommendations for live online training. The setup is simple, but if there’s anything you’re not sure about we’re here to help.

For a limited time, we’re offering discounts for bookings on live online courses.