Hey DougE!

I am very sorry for getting back to you so late. I actually read your comment when you posted it, but never really found the time to answer you.

First of all, thanks a lot for your reply and for your kind words :)! It really means a lot to me!

Now while I am generally open to requests of all kinds, I fear that what you are asking is not possible (at least I don’t know of a way to color code parts of the default UI).

I guess it could be done via custom made interface pop-ups, but that would be a completely new (and imho quite complex) plugin.

Your mock-up is really cool though and I could definitely see how this could help people to organize their workspace!

When I thought about your idea, I had to think of the XMD plugin though. Have you tried that yet?

It might not be exactly what you want, but I have only heard good things about it.

Hope this helps :)!

It’s time for another update!

I found a some bugs and a few minor incompatibilities with ZBrush 2020 I want to fix.

But this would also be a good time for some quality feedback! So should you have any troubles with the plugin (especially in combination with ZBrush 2020), or ideas on how to improve it:

Please let me know :)!

I’m happy to announce that FJTools 1.5 went live this week!
It comes pack with improvements, new features and supports ZBrush 2019/2020/2021!

You can find it in one of the following stores:

I just released a small hotfix for FJTools!


  • Fixed an issue that occurred in ZBrush 2021 when colorizing meshes that had layers in rec mode. Shout out to Sean Forsyth (https://www.artstation.com/sforsyth), who made me aware of this!
  • Added a possibility to adjust the ZRemesher settings, which are used in EasyExtract/EasyRebuild. Thanks to James K (https://www.artstation.com/jamesk1) who suggested this!
  • Fixed a bug that caused issues when using EasyExtract/EasyRebuild on meshes with layers
  • Improved the EasyExtract function to be more precise when used with thin masks

I just pushed a mini patch to 1.5.2, that fixed an issue that occurred in ZBrush 2021.5+ where the color features caused issues when used on Subtools with active layers!