ZBrush 2022 comes free for all registered users.
Pixologic has released ZBrush 2022, a free update to their new flagship 3D sculpting software. The new version comes with great enhancements that affect many areas of the workflow, with a focus on innovative new features that are designed to fuel exploration and inspire creativity. All the new features and their capabilities were also shown on ZBrush 2022 live stream by Pixologic’s own Paul Gaboury, so it would be very easy for beginners to start their ZBrush journey now.
- New Bas Relief features, that allow you to pose the model as desired and create a special new alpha from that view which can be used to create raised sections of detail that more closely resemble the results of traditional relief sculpture.
- The new Bevel Pro plugin allows you to create complex bevels for meshes at any resolution without low-poly modeling. Suitable for meshes of the medium-to-high resolution, Bevel Pro allows you to use masking and PolyGroups to determine exactly which edges to bevel.
- Brushes now support dual alphas and textures, allowing you to transition between the two based on the pen pressure of your stroke.
- Instantly redistribute multiple SubTools, or the geometry within a single SubTool with a single button press. Similar to alignment features found in other programs, you can now align meshes to the left, right or center, and by the top or bottom edges.
- The new Knife brushes now support the Circle and Rectangle stroke types. Cut through meshes cleanly with these tools where the resulting cut accurately reflects the stroke.
- The Stroke Interpolation feature can now use ZIntensity, Brush Size, RGB Intensity, and Front and Back Colors to transition between strokes with a set number of steps.
- ZBrush now provides access to the XMD ToolBox from within ZBrush. Once installed, the XMD ToolBox provides users new ways to search and organize all of their ZBrush resources, as well as access to additional free and commercial brushes, alphas, textures, and materials not included in ZBrush by default.
- And much, much more!