New Zealand-based Skymatter announced that its 3D modeling software Mudbox
is now available for public beta.
, which was used in beta form on films like King Kong, is a 3D sculpting, detailing, and design tool developed by a number of vfx and game industry experts. It's a standalone application that is currently in its first beta, and the development team is already promising several planned features and improvements to follow its release.
The software is set to be unveiled publicly in June at the Montreal Artist's Workshop
, hosted by Massive Black and Conceptart.org, during which Massive Black's director Petey Konig will demonstrate the new Mudbox
software application over the course of four days.
's version 1.0 commercial release will happen sometime later in 2006. Until then, users who are interested in taking part in the Mudbox
public beta can apply at the software's official website