Q: When will ZBrush 4R7 be released?
A: We currently anticipate that 4R7 will be released January of 2015. (See Here) Upgrade instructions and feature list will be posted at a later date.
All registered users - including those who will purchase ZBrush between now and the release of ZBrush 4R7 - will receive the 4R7 update free of charge!
Q: What is a ''Public Beta''?
A: It's a special edition of ZBrush 4R7 64-BIT. The features are exactly the same as the 32-BIT 4R7 version but we have updated the core of ZBrush to take full advantage of 64-BIT processing power and memory (RAM) capabilities.
Q: Is the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge the KeyShot renderer?
A: No. The bridge only sends data from ZBrush to KeyShot. You still need to actually have KeyShot 5 or above installed on your computer in order for it to be able to render.
Q: What is "KeyShot for ZBrush"?
A: KeyShot for ZBrush will be the latest KeyShot HD version, with higher resolution capabilities and designed to work exclusively with the "ZBrush to KeyShot" bridge. Both will be available concurrently with the release of ZBrush 4R7 and available at an introduction price of USD 249.
Q: If I already have KeyShot, can I get the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge by itself?
A: Yes. The price for the Bridge by itself will be announced at a later date.
Q: Is "KeyShot for ZBrush" a full version of KeyShot?
A: YES! This special edition has all of KeyShot's features but is designed to work exclusively with the "ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge". ("KeyShot for ZBrush" is equivalent to KeyShot HD without the importers and with a higher maximum resolution.)
Q: Will ZBrush 5 have a 32-BIT version?
A: No. ZBrush 4R7 will be the last 32-BIT version.
Q: Which features will ZBrush 5 contain?
A: We are not announcing the features for ZBrush 5 yet, except that it will be 64-bits for Windows and Macintosh systems.
The modeling demos were awesome! I'm very stoked about the new box modeling features.
I am am much less enthusiastic about Keyshot after seeing these example renders though. The coffee pot glass is not good, .., basically all the reflectivity is off on all the renders and GI, leading me to believe that Keyshot is sub par as compaired to VRay, the new Cinema 4d r16 renderer, and others.
With that gripe aside, I am looking forward the next feature demos of Zbrush!
There's no glass in the coffee shot. That's a grinder and the part that has coffee grounds in it is a dull plastic. I actually own that exact coffee grinder, it's a very precise recreation of it. My only gripe would be that there's a lot more of the grounds splashed up on the plastic when I grind.