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Update: Pixologic ZBrushCore 2018 is Now Available – Free Upgrade for Existing Users

Update: Pixologic ZBrushCore 2018 is Now Available – Free Upgrade for Existing Users

ZBrushCore 2018 includes multiple additions and enhancements. It will now become easier for newcomers to the digital sculpting world to rapidly produce models and then export it for 3D printing.

ZBrushCore has evolved with the new release of ZBrushCore 2018!

This is the first FREE UPGRADE for ZBrushCore and is available to all registered ZBrushCore users. It continues Pixologic’s commitment to bringing innovative, workflow-revolutionizing features to the world of digital art.

pixologic zbrushcore 2018ZBrushCore 2018 includes the following new key features:

  • VDM Brushes (Vector Displacement Mesh Brushes)
  • Gizmo 3D Deformers and Primitives
  • 3D Text and Shape Creator Plugin
  • Decimation Master Plugin with Presets
  • 3D Print Hub Plugin
  • Export Menu Added with Export Value Controls
  • Mesh Position Sliders
  • Mesh Size Sliders
  • Removed Polycount Limitations for STL and VRML Export
  • Adoption of the ZBrush 2018 Activation System, Including Dual-Platform Licensing
  • Korean Language Support Added
  • OBJ Import Supports Color
  • Smooth Groups Brush Added (Found in LightBox Brush Tab)
  • Updated Projection System for DynaMesh

Upgrading

As stated above, ZBrushCore 2018 is a free upgrade for all registered ZBrushCore users. Simply log into your Pixologic My Licenses page to upgrade your license(s). Just follow the instructions on that page.

New Purchases

For the first three weeks following the release of ZBrushCore 2018, new licenses may be purchased at the current pricing of $149.95. On August 1, 2018 the price of ZBrushCore will be increasing to $179.95. 

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What's new in ZBrushCore 2018?

VDM: Vector Displacement Mesh Brushes
ZBrushCore 2018 introduces two new brushes: Chisel3D and ChiselCreature brushes. These Vector Displacement Mesh brushes allow you to sculpt with a 3D Alpha which will support overhangs or draw complex objects on the surface with a single brush stroke. Imagine being able to texture a dragon with overlapping scales or draw a fully formed ear without needing to re-sculpt it for every model.
 
Gizmo 3D Deformers
A new addition for ZBrushCore 2018 are the Gizmo 3D Deformers. ZBrushCore 2018 includes six of the 27 Deformers found in the full version of ZBrush. Each Deformer has a unique feature set to allow quick shape alterations that would not be possible through brush strokes.
 
Gizmo 3D Primitives
ZBrushCore 2018 also provides the Gizmo 3D with a unique way to rapidly design using simple geometric shapes. Artists can freely adjust the geometry that defines each shape, even after the shape has been applied to the surface. Convert a smooth cylinder to an octagon, adjust a sphere to have flat poles or change a cone into a pyramid – all in real time. Using this system, a few primitives can be turned into an entire library of sculptable shapes.
 
3D Text and Shape Creator
ZBrushCore 2018 comes with a complete generator for creating 3D text in real time. This makes it possible to create individual words or short phrases as editable 3D objects. You can also use an SVG file to create your own custom logo for placement on any surface.
 
Decimation Master
With DecimationMaster you can easily reduce the polygon count of your models in a very efficient way while intelligently analyzing the surface to keep all of its sculpted details. This solution is one of the fastest available and is able to optimize your high polycount models from ZBrushCore, allowing you to export them to your other 3D software packages. It can also reduce the polygon count for exporting into your preferred render application with no need to assign a displacement or normal map.
The slimmed down version of Decimation Master that has been added to ZBrushCore 2018 provides five new polygon count-controlled presets.
 
3D Print Hub
The full version of 3D Print Hub has been added to ZBrushCore 2018. This plugin offers everything you’ll need for exporting any model for 3D Printing. Find the specific size of any mesh in mm or inches. The 3D Print Hub will allow you to export an OBJ, STL or VRML file. The STL and VRML export options will also support PolyPaint color. Importing an STL file is also supported by 3D Print Hub, including any color data.
 
Other additions and changes:

  • Korean language support
  • Removed Polycount Limitations for STL and VRML Export
  • Export Scale Values
  • Size and Position Values
  • SmoothGroups Brush (in the LightBox Brush folder)
  • Updated Projection System in DynaMesh
  • New Licensing System Utilizing Pixologic ID Account
  • Dual Platform License (macOS and/or Windows)

Learn More | Purchase ZBrushCore 2018

Posted by Kim Sternisha