Starting Zbrush from command line.

I am looking to launch Zbrush from command line (Windows 64bit) by just typing ‘zbrush.exe’. I setup the environment variable ‘path’ to point to the install directory (c:\Program Files\Pixologic\Zbrush 2018). For most software (Maya, Photoshop, Unreal…etc ) this is all you must do to launch their .exe, however Zbrush is being difficult.

After the setup above, and I type zbrush.exe, it errors out on me. gives a window stating “Unable to Open File” with message, “ZBRUSH/ZResources\Images/OpenFileZLogo2”. There are a few of these message windows all unable to Open a file.

I can get it to launch from command line if I type “c:\Program Files\Pixologic\Zbrush 2018\zbrush.exe” with the quotes. but this is hard coded per machine and not ideal. Not sure why this works but the other doesn’t.

Best,
Jason

The only way I have been able to get this to work is by having a batch file called “ZBrush.bat” in the Pixologic folder, and setting the PATH environment variable to this folder. The batch file just has this line of code:

Start “” “C:\Program Files\Pixologic\ZBrush 2018\ZBrush.exe”