View Full Version : ZBrushed 3.5 Released.

09-10-2009, 08:28 PM
(Frome Pixologic Website)

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 Surface noise Brush noise 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 Gradient PolyPaint 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 Right-Click Navigation 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.

2009 Pixologic, Inc. All rights reserved, Pixologic and the Pixologic logo, ZBrush, and the ZBrush logo are registered trademarks of Pixologic. Various patents pending. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

09-10-2009, 11:27 PM
probably want this thread moving to 3rd party area.

btw still waiting for my email from cleaverbridge..maybe monday as they look swamped right now!

09-11-2009, 12:08 AM
Wasn't sure if this the right place to post this. I got my download link, and am playing with it now. LOVE the new PLANAR brushes, and LIGHTBOX is awesome!!

09-11-2009, 01:21 AM
email arrived...will install this afternoon...i have a new cat to sort out before all that!

09-11-2009, 07:27 AM
Got mine last night but really late...
and now I've got to work, ugh.

Sending the wife off shopping this weekend so I can play, damn but these upgrades can be expensive, LOL.

I did mess with it for about an hour and as usual...
no complaints.

Pixologic rules...
can't wait for GoZ to support Lightwave. :thumbsup:

09-11-2009, 03:39 PM
I hope they support GO Z for LW too. Gotta say, I love the planar brushes for making harsh, angular edges.
I noticed that ZMapper is no longer there, so I called Pixologic, and they told me it would no longer work with 3.5, but they assured me that it isn't necessary, as 3.5 has a much more robust displacement, and normal generating engine. Ok, whatever. Guess I'll find out. I was also told that in order to take advantage of the HD Geometry normal map generation, I should use an 8k map resolution. Anything less won't really do justice. Kind of a given though ;)

09-11-2009, 03:46 PM
no zapplink currently either but it's on it's way i hear same with many plugins...so until then keep 3.1 hanging around as well as 3.5

09-14-2009, 07:44 AM
Ran a few export tests and it's working beautifully...
can't say the same for my models though, as I'm always scuplting something gross with this app. LOL.

Luvs me some ZBrush!

09-14-2009, 06:21 PM
there's already an zbrush 3.5 r2 that just got released

09-14-2009, 07:37 PM
Hmm Never got my email from Pixo. Is that weird? I do have an account on their site custy site.

09-14-2009, 08:42 PM

it's the same link as the first one apparently

09-14-2009, 11:17 PM
there's already an zbrush 3.5 r2 that just got released

Thanks for the info. Downloaded and running...:D

09-14-2009, 11:30 PM
installed...by the way my 3.5 page 'went' sub'd a ticket and got a new page to download from...

got 3.5 r2 installed now....ohh err!
see the 3rd party thread on thise forums.