Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 Posted by Jim Thacker

Sneak peek: ZBrush 4R2’s new DynaMesh feature

Pixologic has posted a very cool demo movie of ZBrush 4R2’s new DynaMesh feature in action.

According to 3D World, who saw a demo of the feature at Siggraph earlier this month: “Whenever you’re freeform sculpting, it’s hard to extend your mesh too much without using up the available topology – polys get stretched and it’s difficult to add additional detail. But with DynaMesh you make a gesture on the canvas and ZBrush retopologises the object, giving you a nice medium-density mesh that you can continue working on.”

What’s striking is how much the new feature makes roughing out forms in ZBrush like working with real clay: Pixologic founder Ofer Alon even refers to the video, which shows one hour of freeform sculpting condensed into five minutes of playback, as ‘clay time’.

ZBrush 4R2 will be released as a free update to registered users on 20 September.

Read the annoucement thread on ZBrushCentral