This new video for the just announced Autodesk Mudbox 2014 highlights the benefits of sculpting on a multi-touch enabled tablet.

Unfortunately, it's not clear whether the software will run on the Surface Pro. Mudbox was the only software in Autodesk's 2013 suite that refused to install on the Surface Pro. We won't have to wait too long, though. The software will be shipping in mid-April and you can be sure we'll be among the first to test it out!

UPDATE: As reported here, Mudbox 2014's discrete graphics requirement means tablet users are out of luck running the software. If you want to take advantage of multi-touch support, you'll need to purchase a multi-touch capable monitor for your desktop pc. Let's hope Autodesk gets a clue and converts some of its iOS apps to Windows 8 soon.

UPDATE 2: Blog reader Jet Trevor suggested that I check older versions of Mudox that didn't require discrete graphics. I confirmed that Mudbox 2010 x64 installed and runs well. Versions 2009 and 2011 should also run. I will update this post if I am able to test either of those.

AuthorRick Rodriguez