Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 Posted by Jim Thacker

Pixologic ships ZBrush 2019.1

Pixologic has unveiled ZBrush 2019.1, the latest update to its digital sculpting software, adding a new split screen mode, enabling artists to work on an individual SubTool in isolation.

The release also introduces support for importing or exporting up to 64 cameras via the FBX file format, and a new Groups Intersection mode has been added to the Smooth Brush Modifiers.

Sculpt details in context with the new split screen mode
Given that it follows only a couple of months after ZBrush 2019, ZBrush 2019.1 isn’t a massive update.

However, it does roll out a lot of stability improvements, as well as updating many of the key plugins, including GoZ, ZApplink, SubTool Master and 3D Print Hub, to support the 2019 features.

There is also one significant new feature, in the shape of the new split screen mode (shown above), which enables a user to display an individual SubTool and an entire sculpt on opposite sides of the screen.

The system should make it easier to detail parts of a sculpt, while still viewing the changes in context.

Other updates include support for FBX 2019, along with the ability to import or export up to 64 cameras at a time in FBX format; and a new Groups Intersection mode in the Smooth Brush Modifiers.

There is also another less practical, but visually pleasing, new feature: after a set amount of time, ZBrush will now display a screensaver showcasing new art work from the software’s ZBrushCentral user community.

Pricing and system requirements
ZBrush 2019.1 is available for Windows Vista and above and Mac OS X 10.10 and above. The update is free to existing users.

New perpetual licences cost $895. Subscriptions cost $39.95/month or $179.95 for six months.

Read a full list of features in ZBrush 2019.1 on Pixologic’s website

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