Pixologic is proud to announce the release of ZBrush 2019!
Yet another FREE UPGRADE for all registered ZBrush users, ZBrush 2019 continues Pixologic’s commitment meet the demands of today’s digital artists.
ZBrush 2019 includes the following new key features:
First previewed at last year’s ZBrush Summit, the Folders feature is the realization of one of the most popular feature requests from our users. However, in ZBrush 2019 this is more than merely a way to organize your SubTools. A wide variety of actions can be performed at the folder level, affecting all SubTools found within. Examples include performing quick 3D transformations or Live Boolean operations.
Also previewed at the ZBrush Summit, this new camera system simulates a real-world camera complete with settings for Focal Length, Crop Factor and more. This allows your ZBrush scene to perfectly match that found in any other application or to mirror an imported photograph (or render). It supports undo/redo of camera movements and settings can be stored to be recalled instantly at any time.
Non-Photorealistic Rendering (NPR)
This new series of tools create a sketch style which replicates the hand drawn 2D feel and look. With the ability to add overlaying textures, apply a halftone printed paper style, draw a dark outline around the 3D model or apply a number of built-in presets, the new NPR system will open an entire world of artistic possibilities – whether you are concepting, sculpting, or preparing a final render.
SpotLight v2.0 - Snapshot3D
SpotLight v2.0 includes all the powerful projection mapping and PolyPaint features that you’re already used to. It also makes it possible to convert any gray-scale image (alpha) into a 3D model. The source images can be modified in SpotLight or even combined through Boolean-type addition or subtraction to create even more complex 3D shapes. The model generated by this system can serve as a base for sculpting or even be used with the Live Boolean system to create intricate works of art.
The ZRemesher automatic retopolgy toolset has been a key component in the modern ZBrush artist’s workflow. It now goes to the next level with ZRemesher v3.0. The enhanced systems can maintain creased edges and automatically detect sharp surface angles, ideal for mechanical models. The result is also a more efficient final polygon count… all while actually increasing speed!
The Intersection Masker plugin (included in all ZBrush 2019 installations) allows you to generate a mask where geometry islands intersect on a selected SubTool. It’s the perfect solution for creating complex masks with just a few clicks.
The ZColor plugin (also included in all ZBrush 2019 installations) is your new color manager for any digital painting tasks. It features a set palette of colors, chosen to best express the mood you wish to create and allowing for consistent results. ZColor files can also be shared with others, helping teams to create a cohesive look across projects.
Welcome to the exciting new world of choices available with ZBrush 2019!
New Licensing Options
Choose a Pixologic subscription plan that’s right for you.
Pixologic is pleased to be able to offer new license options for ZBrush, making it more accessible than ever before to enter the powerful world of digital sculpting. Subscription licensing is an alternative to perpetual licenses, which will continue to be available as they have always been.
Subscription licenses are available in monthly or 6-month plans, automatically re-billing every 30 days or six months. With a subscription you will always have the most current software version, at a price that is perfect for hobbyists, students and professionals who need it on a project-by-project basis. Only Single-User licenses are available as subscriptions and all subscriptions licenses are commercial which means that there are no restriction on how they may be used.
Perpetual licenses will continue as they have been, without change. All license types (Single-User, Volume and Floating) are available for purchase as perpetual licenses and this includes academic pricing.
As stated above, ZBrush 2019 is a free upgrade for all registered ZBrush users. Follow these instructions to upgrade.
Note: It is CRITICAL that you not skip the step to deactivate 2018 and reset the licensing system. Failure to do so will likely result in activation issues.
Note: Floating licenses are available for immediate upgrade as well. They must be upgraded through a Support ticket. My Licenses will not work for floating license upgrades. Click Here for more info.
For new users, perpetual licenses for ZBrush retail for $895. Alternatively, ZBrush subscriptions are $39.95 per month or $179.95 for six months.
ZBrushCore users can upgrade to a ZBrush 2019 perpetual license for $795 through the My Licenses portal. Alternatively, you are also eligible for subscription licensing at the standard rates listed above.
All licenses may be purchased online at www.Pixologic.com for immediate download for both macOS and Windows platforms. Perpetual ZBrush licenses are also available for purchase from Pixologic authorized resellers.
Please do not post questions in this thread. We have created a Questions & Troubleshooting for ZBrush 2019 thread for that purpose, which also includes an FAQ.Features Gallery Below are sample images showing the various new features at work. The top four showcase the new NPR Renderer while the remaining images highlight the other features. We encourage you to enlarge them in your browser so that you can really see everything!
Special thanks to our MANY beta testers who have created stunning images using all of the new features in ZBrush 2019!
Image by Pablo Munoz Gomez
Image by Pablo Munoz Gomez
Image by Zhelong Xu
Image by Nacho Riesco
Image by Carlos Ortega
Image by Cki Vang
Image by Marlon Nunez
Image by Brett Briley
Image by Francesco Carlesimo
Image by Jared Krichevsky[Click Here](http://pixologic.com/features/gallery.php) to view all beta testers' images!
Thank you to everyone who has supported Pixologic through your use of ZBrush! The many innovative ways in which you use our tools continue to inspire us on a daily basis.