The latest update to the industry's most popular sculpting tool is finally here!
ZBrush 2021 brings a Dynamics system and Controlled Cloth Sculpting, plus enhances the Dynamic Subdivision feature. The team has also improved ZModeler, released iMage 3D support to ZBrush and allowed artists to open native-format files created by ZBrushCoreMini.
The team noted that "ZBrush 2021 sculpts more fluidly, as well as taking less time to perform other operations such as DynaMesh."
One of the best things in the new release is a Dynamics system that "allows any surface to be contracted, expanded, inflated or draped with gravity." Artists can mask a portion of the mesh to create a point of interest or use a mask to create a unique interaction, and more. Basically, you can now create realistic cloth folds, even if you're working with a low-resolution plane.
Pixologic has also introduced special brushes that can be used with the Dynamics engine to work with the cloth surface. "As examples, you can choose where folds will lay or simply grab the geometry to move it freely in the work space and create folds in real-time," wrote the team.
You can learn all about the new version here.