Pixologic Releases ZBrush 4R2b

[Source] ZBrush Central

Pixologic has announced the release ZBrush 4R2b, a major upgrade to ZBrush with lot of exciting new features and enhancements.

ZBrush 4R2b new features include:

  • FiberMesh to create true 3D fibers, fur and hair which may be sculpted, painted, UV mapped and even exported to other applications.
  • New set of dedicated FiberMesh “Groom” brushes and corresponding Brush settings.
  • MicroMesh support to render fibers or single polygons as another 3D object.
  • New set of BPR filters and operators to greatly improve your final ZBrush renders.
  • BPR Global Shadow and Ambient Occlusion settings which simplify shadow management.
  • New Cavity Mixer which to define different material shaders based on the mesh cavities.
  • Improved small details creation through Alpha and Mask. Alphas may be placed using TransPose.
  • Surface Smoothness feature detects mesh curvature for Mask creation.
  • New global deformation with Transpose Curve deformation and UnClip.
  • Improved Mask operations with Shrink and Extend.
  • Topology editing additions: Group Mask and Edgeloop Mask Border.
  • New JPEG Exporter with Crop, Preview and adjustment settings.
  • Numerous improvements such as storing shadow information based on the camera point of view, preview of mesh Extraction, Auto Adjust Mode for perspective and a lot more.

ZBrush 4R2b is a free update for all registered ZBrush users.

  • For anyone who already has ZBrush 4R2 installed, an Updater is available now in the Pixologic Download Center.
  • If you cannot install version 4R2 (because you never upgraded to it or did not save your installer), you will not be able to use the Updater. Instead, please submit a ticket in the Support Center. Choose the “Upgrades” department when prompted.
  • New purchasers of ZBrush will receive version 4R2b directly and will not need to update.
  • Floating license customers will receive an email with special upgrade instructions before the end of January.

ZBrush 4R2b: Feature List | Documentation | FiberMesh Preview


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