Mudbox Ported to Linux for DreamWorks, Imageworks

DreamWorks Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks are integrating Autodesk Mudbox, a digital sculpting and texture painting application, into their Linux production pipelines.

Designed by professional artists, Mudbox is used to create ultra-realistic 3D characters, engaging environments and stylized props. It has been used on projects such as 9, The Dark Knight and America’s Army 3.

Porting the software into each facilities pipelines was done by Autodesk Consulting’s custom development team, working in conjunction with teams at Imageworks and DreamWorks.

“Cross-platform support is a key part of the Mudbox product strategy,” said Stig Gruman, Autodesk VP of the Digital Entertainment Group. “Earlier this year Autodesk shipped the first version of the software for the Apple Macintosh platform, and this development is a major step toward offering Linux support to artists working in feature film production.”

More information on Mudbox can be found online at and a demonstration video can be seen online at