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.
For ZBrush and Sculptris, you may be able to enable pen pressure
support on thes...
ZBRUSH SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING FILE FORMATS:
* MA (Maya's native format)
* VRML (read only)
* PSD (multi-layer images will be flatted upon import into ZBrush)
* TIFF (write on...
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
The simplest workaround is to turn off Preferences >> Performance >>
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...
Mountain Lion introduces 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 tempora...
Yes. In ZBrush 4R2 there is a new ReUV function. When pressing this
button, ZBrush recalculates the UVs for the current subdivision level.
If SUV is turned on, they will be smoothed UVs and if it is turned off
they will be non-smooth. This also allows yo...
An error was found that prevented ZBrush 4R2 from allowing you to
place certain items into your Custom UI. Any item from the Tool
palette could be used, but upon saving the UI and restarting ZBrush,
those elements would disappear again. To resolve this, ...
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 ...
ZBrush no longer assumes that you want to load a texture into
SpotLight. It is now necessary to add textures to SpotLight manually.
Here's what to do: 1) Load the desired texture and select it. 2) In
the Texture palette (NOT the Texture pop-up menu), cli...
When you download ZBrush 4R2 (or receive it on CD) it will be in the
form of an executable (Win) or application (Mac). Simply double-click
the installer to launch it. You will be guided through the
installation steps and options. Please note that ZBrush s...
While ZBrush 4R2 uses the same serial number and other account
information as ZBrush 4, it still requires activation after
installation. Please follow the steps outlined here. Note: If you
already have ZBrush 4 installed, you do not need to deactivate or...
The official release of ZBrush 4R7 is a 32-bit application. However,
we also automatically install a 64-bit version with all the same
features. Activating either one will activate the other. You will see
both applications in your ZBrush folder and as s...
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 ...