New: Pixologic ZBrush 2019 is Now Available
Pixologic™ ZBrush® 2019 delivers a powerful set of new features to drive your creativity to new dimensions. ZBrush 2019 contains all new enhancements in rendering with the introduction of Non-Photorealistic Rendering (NPR), an entirely new way of creating models with Snapshot3D, up your workflow with Folders, updated automatic retopology with ZRemesher 3.0, a Universal Camera system, and last by not least, 2 new plugins: ZColor and Intersection Masker!
This is a free update for all registered ZBrush users.
Pixologic ZBrush 2019
Pixologic ZBrush 2019 sets the industry standard for digital sculpting. Its features enable you to use customizable brushes to shape, texture and paint virtual clay in a real-time environment. When you use ZBrush, you’ll be working with the same tools used by film studios, game developers, toy/collectible makers, jewelry designers, automotive/aviation designers, illustrators and artists worldwide.
What’s new in 2019?
Non-Photorealistic Rendering (NPR)
See your 3D artwork in a whole new way with the new NPR system. Give that final 3D sculpt a hand drawn 2D style and even take your sculpted creations into the pages of a comic book.
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 up an entire world of artistic possibilities.
Spotlight v1.0 gave artists the capability to project any texture’s color information onto a sculpted surface as PolyPaint. It also allowed the very same textures to be applied to the surface of any model as sculptural details.
Snapshot3D includes all the original features and also makes it possible to convert any gray-scale image (alpha) into a 3D model.
Our automatic retopology 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… with an increase in speed!
Speed up your productivity with the efficient new Folder System. Far more than an organizational tool, this feature also makes it possible to apply actions to all contained meshes at once such as Move, Scale, Rotate, Duplicate, Delete, Hide/Show PolyPaint, Live Boolean and more.
The camera system is upgraded in ZBrush 2019. Artists can now precisely match the focal length of imported photographs and 3D renders. It is also now possible to export or import the ZBrush camera settings for use in any 3D application, opening the path of rich 2D composited illustrations, using the powerful ZBrush BPR or NPR renderer mixed with other 3D rendering solutions such as KeyShot.
The Intersection Masker plugin 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 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.
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Watch the World Premiere launch of ZBrush 2019 below.
Posted by Kim Sternisha