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    ZBrush 4R7 - Welcome

    ZBrush 4R7 Whats New Guide


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    ZBrush 4R7 - Welcome


    Welcome to the Whats New documentation for ZBrush 4R7. While much of ZBrush 4R7 is very similar to other releases in the version 4 series, there are quite a few new features to help make your ZBrushing even more productive and creative. We hope that the information you find here helps you understand the differences between this release and previous versions of ZBrush.

    This document only covers whats new in version 4R7. To learn more about the features introduced in previous releases of ZBrush 4, we invite you to read the other ZBrush 4 Whats New Guides, located in your ZBrush installations Documentation folder.

    Youre invited to visit our ZClassroom for a huge database of free high quality movies explaining all the main features of ZBrush. Here you will also find the Artists Spotlight, where famous 3D Artists explain how they use ZBrush, helping inspire you to create like the pros.

    Dont forget to subscribe for free to our ZBrushCentral community with over 250,000 members to discover tips, view artists creations, locate useful help for all things related to ZBrush or post your works-in-progress!

    We encourage you to regularly visit our ZBrush Blog as well as our social media outlets where you will find all the news related to the ZBrush universe, from the most recent Interview to new plugins or gallery additions.

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    their respective owners.


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    ZBrush 4R7 - Welcome

    mac oS X & WindoWS verSion of ZBruSh

    Instead of the Windows Ctrl key, the Macintosh uses the Command (Apple) Key. This documentation will always refer to using the Ctrl key name, although it may sometimes list both as Ctrl/Command. When the Ctrl key is mentioned anywhere in the documenta-tion a Macintosh user will want to use the Command key instead.

    The same is true for the Windows Enter key, which the Macintosh calls Return. When seeing the Enter key mentioned anywhere in this documentation, a Mac user will want to use the Return key instead.

    The Close/Quit, Hide, Minimize and Maximize buttons are located on the top right in Windows and at the top left on Mac OS X.

    ZBrush Documentation Guide - version 1.00

    This documentation has been written by Thomas Roussel, Paul Gaboury, Joseph Drust and Matthew Yetter

    For all documentation questions and inquiries, please contact us at documentation@pixologic.com.


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    ZBrush 4R7 - About ZBrush new additions

    aBout ZBruSh 4r7

    ZBrush 4R7 is the final iteration within the ZBrush 4 series before we move to ZBrush 5.0. As with our previous point releases, it doesnt simply make a few minor changes but rather is packed with major additions. In fact, 4R7 is one of the most extensive releases since ZBrush 4 came out.

    With ZBrush 4R7, you will add another set of tools to your arsenal, expanding your artistic freedom and creativity. In particular: Array Mesh, NanoMesh and ZModeler with QMesh. All of these features are useful throughout the creative process, from initial cre-ation of your model to beautifying your artwork. They allow you to stay within ZBrush for more of your workflow, doing things that were either impractical or even outright impos-sible to accomplish before now.

    Beyond its feature set, the core of ZBrush is being reworked and 4R7 will be the first version of ZBrush that is released with optional 64-bit support.* This will allow you to fully harness your machines computing power, not only allowing for higher polygon counts but also making it possible for you the artist to create more art in less time!

    1. ZModeler

    With ZBrush 4R7 comes the ZModeler brush. This smart polygonal modeling sys-tem is designed to simplify your creation process. Quickly and dynamically create new shapes, doing so more easily than ever before possible: fuse polygons, delete full blocks of geometry, connect parts with advanced paths, and repeat your actions with a single click!

    With the ZModeler brush, ZBrush takes a quantum leap beyond the organics that it is already relied upon for. You can refine the shape of your model in real-time to revo-lutionize how you create hard surface models, architectural structures or highly detailed environments. The possibilities are endless.

    2. Instances and Details

    With the new NanoMesh and Array Mesh features, you as the artist can bring more complexity and detail to your work while still maintaining a low polygon count. Both Na-noMesh and ArrayMmesh will allow for multiple instances of any object to be created and then adjusted in a matter of seconds.

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    ZBrush 4R7 - About ZBrush new additions

    3. Render with Complete Details - Surface Noise

    With ZBrush 4R7 the BPR Render system will now render all Surface Noise as dis-placement, deforming the mesh to match the attributes of any procedurally created noise. It is like having a displacement map without needing to actually create the map. See extremely detailed results at render time regardless of polygon count.

    4. ZBrush To KeyShot

    With the ZBrush to Keyshot Bridge you can seamlessly connect ZBrush with Key-Shot 5 to produce hyper-realistic and high quality images. If you dont already own Key-Shot 5 or if its price is simply out of your reach, a special edition KeyShot for ZBrush is also available*.

    The KeyShot to ZBrush Bridge changes your Best Preview Render (BPR) button to instead send your models to KeyShot with a single click. All associated data transfers automatically, including materials, displaced geometries, procedural noise, PolyPaint or textures -- and of course the new NanoMesh and Array Mesh. If ZBrush can display it, KeyShot can render it!

    * The KeyShot for ZBrush edition is based on KeyShot HD functionality except for two points: It can only communicate with ZBrush (no importing from other packages) and there are no restric-tions on rendering size. Luxion normally sells KeyShot HD for USD 995 but the introductory price to bundle of the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge together with Keyshot for ZBrush is only USD 249. After the introductory period, the regular price will still be a terrific value at USD 349.

    5. 64-Bit Support

    Push the boundaries of your imagination with the ZBrush 4R7 64-bit Preview Edi-tion*. ZBrush can now tap all available computer memory and processing power for more details, even more complex models and faster operations.

    *The official release of ZBrush 4R7 is a native 32-bit application. We are also providing a na-tive 64-bit build as a Developer Preview. This 64-bit application has been tested and should work flawlessly, but since the 64-bit conversion is a major overhaul of the core programming, official 64-bit support will not be available until the release of ZBrush 5. Version 4R7 will be the final 32-bit release of ZBrush.

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    ZBrush 4R7 - About ZBrush new additions

    6. ZRemesher 2.0

    Retopologizing has never been as artist-friendly as with ZRemesher 2.0. With a single click, you can automatically produce organic or hard surface topology without spi-rals. If one-click topology isnt the right answer for every situation, you can intuitively take control of the re-topology process with curves to assist in determining polygon flow.

    7. FBX Import/Export

    To continue improving its integration with the artists pipeline, ZBrush 4R7 introduces a new free plugin: FBX Import Export. This supports texture, normal and displacement maps, blendshapes, smoothing based on normals and much more!

    8. Other Enhancements and Additions

    As with past updates, ZBrush 4R7 doesnt stop at major features. It also includes numerous other additions which will improve your productivity and creativity. A few are:

    Replay Last can now be reapplied to any portion of the model. Background images applied with the Grid system can now be projected onto

    your model for a painted guide in your newest creations. Start any sculpt with the new polygonal Cube, Sphere and Cylinder primitives. Automatically center the TransPose line on any unmasked, partially visible or

    symmetrical piece of geometry with one click. Copy and Paste between Tools, SubTools and even Projects. And whole lot more!

    We look forward to seeing your ZBrush 4R7 creations and comments on our user forum: ZBrushCentral.com!


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    ZBrush 4R 7- Table of Content


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    ZBrush 4R7 - Table of Content

    ZBRUSH 4R7 WHATS NEW GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11. ZModeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .