Need help with the most basic thing...

I am pulling my hair out and can not find an answer to this anywhere…

When I open Zbrush Core 2018, there is an existing Sphere…
When I add text, the text is in the middle of the Sphere…


How are you adding the text? That will affect how you get rid of the sphere. If the text is a separate subtool, simply select the sphere and press Tool>Subtool>Delete.

I am just following the Zbrush PDF…

OPen Zbrush > Go to ZPlugin > Text 3D & Vector Shapes > New Text

Thank you so much Marcus, that worked.

Its the simple things like that that I get hung up on. Since around 2007, I try Zbrush out for a few months, get hung on something, like this, and quit for a year or so. Then I will open it again next year, and run into a different problem.

Thank you SO MUCH for your help!

No problem, you’re welcome!

I had this same issue, but initially I had a thick plane still there with my SVG created shape attached to it, and this method didn’t delete the plane only.
I imported the SVG shape again, and this time clicked on the eye icon on the subtool palette for the plane, now the SVG file imported correctly and I’m assuming, cut the shape out of the thick plane.

I have a new issue though also related to imported SVG and text that probably has a basic solution that is not immediately obvious.
Although the SVG file I imported looks correct visually, just a flat cutout of a wing shape, I accidentally used the clay brush on it when I dragged without selecting a widget or move tool and for some reason the vector shape that I had inside the original Illustrator file (the veining inside the wing silhouette) is getting sculpted onto it!
Why would that happen? Screen Shot 2019-01-31 at 11.14.08 AM.pngScreen Shot 2019-01-31 at 11.13.40 AM.png

In Illustrator, I had the veining part hidden with only the silhouette selected and that should be all that is there in the exported SVG file.
I did try to make the veining shape with the SVG file that should contain the veins only but that extruded as if it were the same file with just the silhouette.
Do I need to delete everything else in Illustrator when I export SVG’s? Or is the brush using the failed vein SVG import attempt as some kind of clipboard data and ‘pasting’ onto the shape?


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