ZBrush 2020 is almost here, expanding the library of sculpting brushes with the new XTractor, HistoryRecall and DecoCurve brushes.
The new version also allows users to constrain brush strokes to only forward gestures with the new No Back&Forth modifier.
The team has expanded the capabilities of the MorphUV feature, letting users view the unwrapped UV layout of a model within ZBrush. Using Sculpt & Paint in Morph UV, you can sculpt and paint on the 2D unwrap of a model, applying all updates to the 3D model.
With the new version, it's easier than ever to apply long continuous strokes across a mesh. "One such example would be applying a stroke from the waist up through an armpit to the wrist of a character. Or perhaps you wish to apply a pattern on a mesh that is too complicated in the 3D form," noted the team.
XTractor Brushes have been created to convert detail from your model into a new alpha or texture for future reuse. You just need to drag your stroke across the surface of any model to capture the details of your sculpt.
The brushes also allow artists to use your model's Undo History but restrict the effect to a specific area! You have to agree that this new feature is super useful.
Visit the feature page to learn more.