Introduction to 3D sculpting

Autodesk Mudbox and Substance Painter digital painting and sculpting software provides 3D artists with an intuitive and tactile toolset for creating highly detailed 3D geometry and textures for beautiful characters and environments.

Payment Details

Campus: Johannesburg and Cape Town
Start date: 22 February 2020
Duration: 6 weeks
Class times: Saturdays, 09:30 – 15:30. (5 additional hours of self-development per week completed independently)
Certification: Certificate of completion
Total credits: Non-credit baring

Course Description

Classes are conveniently offered on Saturdays from 09:30 to 15:30. Spaces are limited! Register Today!

The following topics are covered:


  • Interface and workflow
  • Settings and subdivisions
  • Sculpting and basics in MUDBOX®
  • Stencils and brushes
  • Sculpt and painting layers
  • Lighting and painting
  • Retopology for Maya
  • Exporting maps and meshes into Maya

Substance Painter

  • Interface and workflow
  • Settings
  • Painting basics
  • Stencils and brushes
  • Lighting and painting
  • Using smart materials
  • Creating bump, specular & normal maps
  • Exporting maps into Maya

Equipment and software required to join:


  • Access to a home computer
  • WACOM® digital drawing tablet or equivalent
  • Autodesk MAYA® Installed on home computer (available for free to download on
  • Autodesk MUDBOX® Installed on home computer (available for free to download on
  • Allegorithmic Substance Painter Installed on home computer (19,90USD/month
  • Internet access at home
Who Should Apply

Professionals as well as students in grades 8 to 12 who have completed the intro to Maya short course who have an interest in learning digital modeling, digital 3d painting and rendering are invited to apply.

The Intro MUDBOX® and SUBSTANCE PAINTER® course is for new 3D digital artists eager to break into the core features of these software packages. This course offers students an opportunity to grasp the workings of 3D digital painting and creation, manipulation and rendering.

Course Outcomes?

Students who successfully complete the introduction to Maya short course will be able to:

  • Navigate the Autodesk MUDBOX® interface and use settings
  • Navigate Allegorithmic SUBSTANCE PAINTER® interface and use settings
  • Create and manage projects using MUDBOX® and SUBSTANCE PAINTER
What are the Fees?

The Introduction to Autodesk Mudbox fees are: R 5,000-00

Option 1: (1 payment) Payable in full on registration R 5,000-00

Option 2: (2 payments)
Payment 1 – of R2,500-00 on registration
Payment 2 – of R2,500-00 due on on before: 29 February 2020

How Do I Apply?

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Click the “Download registration forms” sidebar on the right
  2. Select Cape Town or Johannesburg
  3. Complete the registration form, sign it and make the necessary payment.
  4. Email the completed registration together with proof of payment for Cape Town to or for Johannesburg to
  5. Confirmation of registration will be sent via email

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