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    Default ZAppLink 4 for PC & Mac - Official Release

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    ZAppLink v4 for ZBrush 4 Windows and Mac OS X available!



    ZAppLink is a ZBrush plugin that allows you to seamlessly integrate your favorite image editing software -- such as Adobe Photoshop -- into your ZBrush workflow. While in ZBrush, call up your image editing package and use it to modify the active ZBrush document or tool, then go straight back into ZBrush.

    ZAppLink can work on different saved points of view for your model. What you paint in your image editor is then projected to the model's PolyPaint or texture for more creative freedom.

    With ZAppLink you can combine ZBrush's powerful capabilities with all the painting power of the PSD-capable 2D editor of your choice, making it easy to create stunning textures.

    ZAppLink features:


    • Send your document view to the PSD file editor of your choice for texture creation and modification: Photoshop, Gimp and more!
    • Projections in orthogonal or perspective mode.
    • Multiple view support: With a single click, send your front, back, left, right, top, bottom and two custom views in dedicated layers to your 2D editor. When your painting is done, automatically reproject all the views back in ZBrush!
    • Create character sheets based on your saved views with a single click.
    • ZAppLink works with PolyPaint, Textures based on UV's and canvas pixols.

    ZAppLink for ZBrush 4 has now moved out of the public beta stage and is ready for general use. Please follow the installation instructions below for a new installation or to update from the beta version.


    Download ZAppLink v4 for ZBrush 4 Windows or Mac OS X

    New installation instructions:


    • Quit ZBrush if running.
    • In a temporary folder, unzip the ZAppLink_4.04 .zip archive.
    • Browse this folder to locate the ZAppLink_4.0.zsc file, a ZAppLink4_Guide.pdf documentation and a ZAppLinkData_4.0 folder.
    • Copy the ZAppLink_4.0.zsc, ZAppLink4_Guide.pdf and the ZAppLinkData_4.0 folder to your ZPlugs folder. In a default PC installation this will be found at C:\Program Files\Pixologic\ZBrush4\ZStartup\ZPlugs. For a default Mac installation this will be in /Applications/ZBrush 4 OSX/ZStartup/ZPlugs.
    • Launch ZBrush.
    • Open the Document palette where you will find the ZAppLink button. Press the button to launch ZAppLink.
    Note: Plugins must be installed in the ZStartup/ZPlugs folder and not in the ZData/Zplugs folder.
    Important: The .zsc file and data folder must be in the root of the ZPlugs folder. They cannot be located any deeper than that or ZBrush will not see the plugin.

    Update instruction for ZAppLink beta for ZBrush 4:
    • Quit ZBrush if running.
    • Open your ZPlugs folder. In a default PC installation this will be found at C:\Program Files\Pixologic\ZBrush4\ZStartup\ZPlugs. With a default Mac installation this will be in /Applications/ZBrush 4 OSX/ZStartup/ZPlugs.
    • Delete (or backup) the ZAppLink_4.0.zsc file and the ZAppLinkData_4.0 folder.
    • In a temporary folder, unzip the ZAppLink .zip archive of the new ZAppLink version.
    • Copy the ZAppLink_4.0.zsc, ZAppLink4_Guide.pdf and the ZAppLinkData_4.0 folder to your ZPlugs folder.
    • Launch ZBrush.
    • Open the Document palette where you will find the ZAppLink button. Press the button to launch ZAppLink.
    Main fixes and changes in ZAppLink v4 for ZBrush 4:

    • Multiview fixed on both Windows and Mac OSX.
    • Flipped (upside down) views on multiviews which sometimes occurred in the beta version has been fixed.
    • Issues on pixol layers have been fixed.
    • issues saving multi-views and loading them on Mac OSX have been fixed.


    Questions about using ZBrush? Check out these valuable resources:

    ZBrush Tutorial Movies: Link
    Download Center: (PDF documentation, models, plugins): Link

    Online Documentation: Link

    ZBC FAQ: http://www.zbrushcentral.com/faq.php
    ZBC Advanced Search:
    http://www.zbrushcentral.com/search....st&forumchoice

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    Multiview fixed.. great!!

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    Thanks! it's a blast to (finally) have ZappLink for the Mac! Better yet, it works just fine, esp. that the multi-view issue's been resolved!

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    big thanks!

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    Excellent! Thank you aurik

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    sweet. Very glad it's ready.

    "Projections in orthogonal or perspective mode." : That will help avoid some frustration

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    thanks

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    Thanks..
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    Great, thanx!

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    Very nice!
    Thanks.

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    thnx.....

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    Thanks Pixologic Team!

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    Awesome!!! Thanks

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    still crashes Photoshop CS5 64-bit on OS X...

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7990437/zapplinkcrash.mov
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    ah perfect! ... works like a charm on MacOS X 10.6.4 with Photoshop CS4!

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