Creating Displacement Maps
By working through the tutorials in previous chapters, you have learned that it is simple to create very detailed sculptures in Mudbox. However, to achieve high-resolution detail, sculptures may consist of millions, if not tens of millions, of polygons. And while it is possible to export the high-resolution sculptures through Mudbox's FBX and OBJ exporters, there isn't much that can be done with models made of millions of polygons in other three-dimensional (3D) programs – certainly not in terms of animation.
To preserve sculpted detail and at the same time have a model that can be efficiently managed or ...