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ZBrush 4R2b whats new guide

ZBRUSH 4 R2b WHATS NEW DOCUMENTATION

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ZBrush 4R2b whats new guide

WELCOMEWelcome to the ZBrush 4R2b Whats New documentation. While much of ZBrush 4R2b is very similar to version 4 and 4R2, 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 4R2b. To learn more about the features introduced in ZBrush 4 and 4R2, we invite you to read the ZBrush 4 /4R2Whats New Guides, located in the ZBrush 4R2/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 300,000 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 where you will find all the news related to the ZBrush universe, from the most recent Interview to new plugins or gallery additions.

ZClassRoom Portal: http://www.pixologic.com/zclassroom/ Artist Spotlight: http://www.pixologic.com/zclassroom/artistspotlight/ ZBrushCentral: http://www.zbrushcentral.com/ ZBlog: http://www.pixologic.com/blog/ Pixologic.com: http://www.pixologic.com The Pixologic Team

2012 Pixologic, Inc. All rights reserved, Pixologic and the Pixologic logo, ZBrush, and the ZBrush logo are registered trademarks of Pixologic, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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ZBrush 4R2b whats new guide

MAC OS X & WINDOWS VERSION OF ZBRUSHInstead 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 documentation 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 4R2b Documentation - version 1.00 This documentation has been written by Thomas Roussel, Paul Gaboury, Matthew Yetter, Solomon Blair and Louie Tucci. For all documentation questions and inquiries, please contact us at thomas@pixologic.com

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TABLE OF CONTENTSI II ABOUT ZBRUSH 4R2B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 INSTALLATION, UPGRADE & ACTIVATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Minimum requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Activation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Re-activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Deactivation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Activation Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Upgrade Process to 4R2b . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 7.1 Upgrade process on Windows: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 7.2 Upgrade process on Mac OSX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 8. GoZ and ZBrush 4 and ZBrush 4R2/R2b . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 9. Un-installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 10. Support Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16III FIBERMESH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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About the FiberMesh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiber Workflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fibers Sub-palette Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FiberMesh UVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Additional Information About FiberMesh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MICRO MESH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

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About MicroMesh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 MicroMesh and Millions of Polygons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 MicroMesh Workflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30BRUSHES AND BRUSHES SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

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New Groom Brushes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1 room Hairtoss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 Groomer Strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3 Groom Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.4 Groom Clumps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5 Groom Turbulence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1.6 Groom Fast Lengthen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.7 Groom Root Colorize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.8 Groomer Magnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.9 Groomer Twist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.10 Groom Twist Slow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.11 Groom Hair Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.12 Groom Hair Ball Strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.13 Groom Spike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.14 Groom Spin Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.15 Groom Spin Knot Strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brush Fiber Mesh Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Brushes for General Sculpting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1 Spiral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2 Fold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.3 Layered Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4 Curve Multi Lathe and Multi Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brushes Twist Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auto mask FiberMesh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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TRANSPOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

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TransPose Curve Deformation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 TransPose Smart Masking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42ALPHAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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Surface Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seamless Slider. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create from Noisemaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alpha with TransPose to Create Masks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MASKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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Mask by Surface Smoothness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiber Mask. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shrink and Extend Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transpose Smart Masking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Masks Based on Polygroups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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WORKING WITH YOUR MODEL & TOPOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

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UnClip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Group Mask and Group UnMasked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505

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Edgeloop Mask Border . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51RENDER AND MATERIALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

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Mixer: By Cavity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Global Shadow Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Global Ambient Occlusion Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Global Ambient / Diffuse / Specular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reuse Existing Maps . . . . . . . . .