Pixologic is pleased to announce the latest ZBrush release for Windows
ZBrush 3.5 includes many new features and improvements, such as:
ZSpheres 2 and ZSketch
Improved LazyMouse with Backtrack and Snap to Track modes
New brushes such as Trim, Planar, Noise, Move, Spherical, Slide, Form, Flakes, Crumple and more
New Brush Depth Masking to give complete brush control on a surface
New MatCap materials for ZSpheres 2/ZSketch mode
Each Subtool can now have it’s own Texture, Displacement, and Normal Map
Enhanced displacement and normal map options such as native export of 32-bit displacement maps, High-Definition Displacement, Normal, and Texture maps from HD geometry
Improved perspective with a floor grid
Reorganization of the Tool sub-palettes to coordinate with selected SubTools
Ability to merge all visible SubTools and optionally weld the seams
New PUVTiles mapping method, which represents the most efficient use of UV space yet
PolyPainting accuracy has increased from 8 to 16 bit
Mesh masking has increased from 8 to 16 bit
New Gradient polypainting option to give a dynamic transition between colors
New navigation to work with the virtually unlimited zooming
New sliders added to Project All, providing more control over your results
Memory management enhancements give the capability to subdivide your models to higher polygon counts
New ambient occlusion masking, which can create an AO texture for use in other applications
Improved export/import options with the capability to import and export Maya .ma file format with automatic setup of shading network for Texture, Displacement and Normal mapping (This feature is a part of the GoZ system. The full GoZ implementation will be included in the next update )
Fast local access to ZBrush files with the new LightBox browser (the full version of LightBox will be included in ZBrush 4)
…and many more enhancements and optimizations throughout ZBrush.
Be sure to visit the ZClassroom to view the new ZSpheres 2, Surface Noise, Planer and Trim Brushes videos!
Questions and Troubleshooting for ZBrush 3.5 should be posted in the Q&T forum
ZBrush 3.5 Windows is a free upgrade to all registered users.
ZBrush 3.5 for Mac OS is in development, release date will be posted when available.
Getting the upgrade will be easy, and linked to your Support Account.
If you have already created a Support account, simply log in and check to make sure that you have provided your Cleverbridge reference number and ZBrush 3 serial number. If you have not created an account yet, do so and be sure to include the information from your license purchase (reference and serial numbers). Your Support account pre-registers you to receive the upgrades when they are released.
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