Sunday, May 12th, 2024 Posted by Jim Thacker

Maxon announces ZBrush for iPad

A recording of Day 3 of ZBrush Summit 2023. ZBrush for iPad is announced at 07:25:00.

Originally posted on 1 October 2023. Scroll down for preview images of the user interface.

Maxon has announced ZBrush for iPad, a new tablet edition of the digital sculpting software. The iPad edition, which is due for release in 2024, was announced at ZBrush Summit 2023.

A new native edition of ZBrush for iPad
Although ZBrush has been a standard tool for digital sculpting in concept design, VFX, game art and motion graphics for two decades, it has always been difficult to use on the move.

While it’s possible to run the desktop version on a mobile workstation, there is currently no tablet edition, driving artists to other iPad digital sculpting apps, including Maxon’s own Forger.

ZBrush for iPad should change that, making the software available for iOS devices.

It’s due out in 2024, but that’s currently all of the information we have: Maxon hasn’t announced how the feature set will differ from the desktop version, or whether subscribers will get it for free.

The firm is currently calling for beta testers: you can sign up via the link at the foot of the story.

Updated 11 May 2024: There’s a very brief glimpse of ZBrush for iPad in the recording of this week’s Apple event, during which the firm announced the iPad Pro and M4 chip.

You can see a screenshot above: it shows a simplifed version of the desktop ZBrush interface, with toolbars along all four edges of the screen to maximize usable working space.

Maxon has also updated the ZBrush for iPad website with images of characters created in the new app, and a link to register for its launch event.

Price, release date and system requirements
ZBrush for iPad is due in 2024. Maxon hasn’t announced an exact release date, pricing or system requirements.

Register for updates on ZBrush for iPad on the Maxon website

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