3D Print Exporter - Information, Installation and FAQ


                                                       With <b>3D</b><b>P</b><b>rint Exporter</b> you will be able to export your favorite ZTool in <b>STL</b> and <b>VRML</b> file formats, opening you to the world of <b>3D Printing</b>.
  Who has never dreamed about having your virtual sculpting in "real" 3D, standing on your desk? Now it's possible for you to print your ZBrush models: 
  • Sculpt your art with ZBrush
  • Optimize if needed your model with the Decimation Master plugin
  • Export it with 3D Print Exporter
Main features
  • Export in STL, Binary and Ascii.
  • Export in VRML.
  • Size in Inches and millimeters.
  • Export the current or all the SubTools.
[i]"The new decimation and STL exportation tools have filled the weakest link in my work flow from creation to fabrication. you could spend many thousands of dollars and not get a better decimator or translator."[/i] [i]T.S. Wittelsbach - House of Wittelsbach - Jeweller[/i]
                          [i]"The 3D Print Exporter continues to save my life on a daily basis. The quality I'm able to get out of ZBrush as a usable file that my other programs can handle has made me a happy camper. You have just opened up a new world for me![/i]."
     [i]<b>Adam Ross - Idol Workshop</b>[/i]
                  [i]"Finally! - a direct export from ZBrush to print format! This tool will help decrease the time it takes to get a ZBrush sculpture ready for 3d print production, and open up the services of most 3D Printing Service Bureaus."[/i]<b>[i]
     Bill Henderson - Creative Director - Offload Studios Inc.[/i]</b> 
                   [i]"Going from the final design to rapid protoyping ready parts has been a timely production within itself... That has now been eliminated with Decimation Master and the 3D Printer Exporter plugin for ZBrush. The ability to go directly from ZBrush to a optimized scaled prototype part, eliminating any other software in between, is priceless. Once again Pixologic turns the technical to art.[/i]"
     [i]<b>Jason Lopes - Senior Systems Engineer - Legacy Effects</b>[/i]


                          [i]Model Courtesy of <b>Adam Ross</b>[/i]                
                        [i]Click to enlarge - Model Courtesy of <b>Yann Bajard, Maq3D</b>[/i]
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:large_orange_diamond: This plugin is available with ZBrush 4R6.

:large_orange_diamond: Installation

The plugin is automatically installed with the standard installation of ZBrush.

:large_orange_diamond: Frequently Ask Questions

Q: I don’t see 3D Print Exporter in the ZPlugin palette.
A: If you did a custom install of ZBrush then run the installer again and make sure you install the 3D Print Exporter plugin.

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Is it possible to set which is the Z axis? I exported an stl, but it was laying down…did I miss a button?

I was also looking for a way to specify the up axis on STL export. The default of Y-up is incorrect for most 3d printing applications. Should be Z-up.