ZBrushCore Has Been Released
Posted by Matthew Yetter on 30 September 2016 08:50 PM

ZBrushCore is a digital sculpting and painting application, suitable for users of all skill levels including those who have never ventured into the digital realm before.  It is a streamlined version of ZBrush, designed for all artists and enthusiasts of both traditional and digital art.  At its heart, ZBrushCore functions the same as ZBrush.  (Click for Feature Comparison)

ZBrushCore is designed for users who are new to 3D as well as illustrators, students and 3D printing enthusiasts.  Every skill and technique learned and applied in ZBrushCore will carry over seamlessly to ZBrush should you ever wish to upgrade.  It will include localization in English, Japanese, German, Spanish, French and Chinese.

If you already have a ZBrush license, you do not need ZBrushCore!  You already have all the professional-level application, including all features found in ZBrushCore and much, much more.

ZBrushCore is compatible with the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge, and through it can connect to any version of KeyShot including the KeyShot for ZBrush versions.  The same as for ZBrush users, these add-ons are sold separately.

The retail price is $149.95.  Wacom also has a bundle available that includes the Intuos 3D tablet.  The bundle price is $199 USD.

It will be possible to upgrade from ZBrushCore to ZBrush.  $100 of your ZBrushCore purchase will be applied to the price of ZBrush.  This upgrade can be done through the My Licenses page.  (This option will be enabled with the release of ZBrush 4R8.  Until then, ZBrush cannot open native-format files created by ZBrushCore.)

We also have a multi-lingual Knowledgebase for ZBrushCore. This is a great resource for help with the most common questions and issues.

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