Note: all plugins are now included with the ZBrush 4R7 installer. If you did not install a plugin then run the installer again.
For the latest information see the online docs here : http://docs.pixologic.com/user-guide/zbrush-plugins/
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
- Export in STL, Binary and Ascii.
- Export in VRML.
- Size in Inches and millimeters.
- Export the current or all the SubTools.
[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] [[attach=141846]Snake[/attach]](http://www.pixologic.eu/preprint/documentation/maq3d_high.jpg) [i]Click to enlarge - Model Courtesy of <b>Yann Bajard, Maq3D</b>[/i] Check out these threads related to 3D Printing!
- [The Sky Fisherman](http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showthread.php?t=065258)
- [T.S.Whittelsbach's Jewelry Sketchbook](http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showthread.php?t=61205)
- [Hulk Miniature](http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showthread.php?t=60245&page=9&pp=15)
- [Sweet Mary Jane](http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showthread.php?t=061585)
- [Rapid Prototyping and ZBrush in the Arts](http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showthread.php?t=061330)
- [Indiana Jones Crystal Skulls](http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showthread.php?t=059905)
- [Spiderman Venom](http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showthread.php?t=054102)
This plugin is available for Windows You can get it from the <u>[Download Center](http://www.pixologic.com/zbrush/downloadcenter/zplugins/)</u>.</b></span> (The Mac version will be released within 30 days) [:large_orange_diamond:small_orange_diamond:large_orange_diamond:](http://www.pixologic.com/docs/index.php/Transpose_Master) <b>[Click Here to Download the Documentation](http://download.pixologic.com/Plugins/download.php?f=3D_Print_Exporter_Documentation.pdf.zip)</b> :large_orange_diamond:small_orange_diamond:large_orange_diamond: If you have any questions please post them in the Support forum [here](http://forumdisplay.php/?f=8). :) <b> Reference</b> <b>To Install </b><b>3D</b><b> P</b><b>rint Exporter</b>
- Quit ZBrush
- Extract the zip file to a temporary folder.
- Copy the PrintingExporter.zsc to your ZPlugs folder. With a default installation, it will be found at C:\Program Files\Pixologic\ZBrush3\ZStartup\ZPlugs.
- Also copy the PrintingExporterData folder and its contents to the ZPlugs folder.
- On PC, If needed, launch the vcredist_x86.exe (or vcredist_x64.exe for 64-bit versions of Windows). Both are included in the Troubleshoot Help folder of the plugin’s extracted archive.
- Launch ZBrush.
- Open the Zplugin palette. There you will find a 3D Printing Exporter menu, containing the new plugin’s features.
- Load a ZTool to export, like the Demo Soldier and in the ZPlugin palette, open the 3D Print Exporter menu.
- Activate or not the All SubTool option if needed.
- Click on the “Update Size Ratios” button to grab the ZTool bounding box size.
- Change one of the three slider to define the size of the object to export, depending on the units’ chosen by clicking on the “in” or “mm” button.
- When it’s done, click on the file format you want to export.