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Hey guys, so a friend of mine in Visual Effects/Graphics introduced me to this really great bit of software that I didn’t know existed called Sculptris, and I wanted to share with you guys what it’s all about (‘cause I think you’ll like it).

Sculptris is a really simple, streamlined 3D modelling program.  And the best part?  It’s free!  

If you’ve ever had an interest or curiosity in 3D modelling, I personally think this is a really great way to introduce yourself to its basic mechanics.  Sculptris drops you in with an untouched sphere and a small palette of tools (first image).  Those tools will let you warp the surface of the sphere in any way you can manage, and from there it’s up to you to create what you want.  Pretty cool, huh?

I’ve been messing around with this the last few days and I have to say it’s a really fantastic bit of freeware.  Like anything, it takes a small amount of adjusting and familiarizing to get yourself going, but once you’ve got the hang of the tools and navigation, sculpting is a tremendous amount of fun.

Some of you might recognize the Colossal Titan from the show “Attack on Titan” in the bottom row there.  That sculpt was my first truly ambitious project, and I think he turned out pretty well.  Hopefully that model is a really basic example of what you’re capable of doing within Sculptris.  And fun fact, that sculpt used the human head I made in the second image as a base; from there, it was just constant distortion and adjustments.

If you want to check out Sculptris for yourself, you can get it from the “Free Download” tab on their website right here.  

Fair warning though, make sure to check the “Requirements” tab to see if your computer can run it.  I believe I read that Sculptris operates primarily off of RAM, so if your computer’s video capabilities are generally weak like my laptop’s, it might have some substantial lag/delay.  


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