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ZBrush's tablet pressure support is through the Wintab service.  However, Microsoft and Sony devices (such as the Surface Pro) have N-trig devices which use a different API. Microsoft now owns N-trig.  For their Surface Pro series of tablets they have a...
ZBRUSH SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING FILE FORMATS: 3D OBJECTS * OBJ * DXF * STL * MA (Maya's native format) * VRML (read only) 2D IMAGES * PSD (multi-layer images will be flatted upon import into ZBrush) * BMP * JPG * TIFF (write on...
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF SIGNIFICANT CHANGES THAT UPDATE 1 MAKES FOR IMPROVED STABILITY IN ZBRUSH 4R8. * NEW * Floating License Clients have been released with Patch 1. * Added a "Modulate By Color" slider to NanoMesh. * Boolean preference wa...
If after reinstalling ZBrush you discover that the cursor does not display its position correctly (for example, if it is shown about 1/4" away from the location where you click) this is most likely due to the way in which ZBrush was reinstalled. Even th...
Some users have reported poor ZBrush performance on Microsoft Surface Pro tablets. It appears that this is due to a feature built into Windows 7 and above called "Flicks." It's meant to improve the user experience by giving you gestures to navigate throug...
There is a known issue where a Mac laptop's fans will spin up to maximum speed while running ZBrush. A solution for this is being sought but no ETA is available at this time. The simplest workaround is to turn off Preferences >> Performance >> Mu...
ZBrush requires that your computer have a C drive. This is for several reasons, including the fact that GoZBrush uses the C:UsersPublicPixologic folder (or its equivalent path name, depending on OS version). Without a C drive, GoZBrush would not be able t...
The most common cause of this issue is Norton. What is happening is that Norton doesn't trust the executable that you're downloading and quarantines the file as soon as the download is completed. There are two easy solutions for this: * Open the Nor...
Mountain Lion introduced a new security feature called Gate Keeper, which prevents installation of "unsigned" applications. If you have upgraded to Mountain Lion and encounter issues with installing ZBrush, please use your System Preferences to temporaril...
The ZBrush installer checks to ensure that certain portions of Windows are present. If they are missing, it installs them for you. However, Windows sometimes gives the ZBrush installer a false positive, resulting in the missing .dll file. The first ...
32-bit support for ZBrush has been discontinued.  The last version to have a 32-bit application was ZBrush 4R7. If you have ZBrush 4R8, you automatically have the 64-bit version. If your computer is one of the few that still has a 32-bit version of th...
The "Wintab service not available" error upon launching ZBrush is triggered by a two step process: * When ZBrush launches it checks with Windows to see if a graphics tablet is connected to the computer. If Windows tells it that one is, ZBrush then ...