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ZBrush 4R8 Update 2 Now Available!
Posted by Matthew Yetter on 09 August 2017 12:57 PM
ZBrush 4R8 P2 is now available for download.
This patch is highly recommended for all users and includes a number of changes for improved stability in ZBrush 4R8.
Users with serial numbers who have not yet upgraded to ZBrush 4R8 can simply follow all instructions in our Download Center. Please do not skip Step 1.
Users with serial numbers who have already upgraded to ZBrush 4R8 (including P1) can browse to their ZBrush 4R8 folder and run the ZUpgrader application found there. This will update your copy of ZBrush to version 4R8 P2 and will not require you to activate again afterward.
For Floating Licenses (no serial number)
3D Print Hub
This list is not comprehensive. It shows only the most significant updates. Other, smaller updates have been made as well.
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KeyShot 7 Upgrades
Posted by Matthew Yetter on 02 August 2017 12:38 PM
ZBrush 4R8 P2 supports the newly available KeyShot 7.
However, we are told that it will take another week or longer before KeyShot 7 for ZBrush is ready for release. This news article will be updated at that time.
(August 16 at earliest.)
The upgrade to KeyShot 7 will NOT require any changes to the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge. It is strictly an upgrade of KeyShot.
All users who have KeyShot for ZBrush and wish to know if they qualify for an upgrade will be able to go to My Licenses. From there, you will be shown the proper links, based on which version of KeyShot you have and when you purchased.
There are now 4 main ways to upgrade to KeyShot 7.
All users who purchased or upgraded their KeyShot version on or after November 25, 2016 will get a free upgrade to the same version of KeyShot 7. If you have KeyShot 6 HD, you receive a free upgrade to KeyShot 7 HD. If you have KeyShot 6 Pro, you receive a free upgrade to KeyShot 7 Pro. In both cases, your serial number for KeyShot 6 will also work with KeyShot 7.
If you wish to go from KeyShot 6 HD to KeyShot 7 Pro, you will need to purchase an upgrade as explained below.
KeyShot 6 HD to KeyShot 7 HD: $80 USD
KeyShot 6 HD to KeyShot 7 Pro: $200 USD
KeyShot 6 Pro to KeyShot 7 Pro: $160 USD
KeyShot 7 HD to KeyShot 7 Pro: $200 USD
All support for KeyShot is provided by Luxion. Pixologic can only extend support as far as purchasing the upgrade.
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ZBrush 4R8 is Now Available
Posted by Matthew Yetter on 13 June 2017 06:05 PM
ZBrush 4R8 is Now Available!
(Serialized licenses only. Floating licenses will follow. See the FAQ below.)
We currently anticipate that an update will be released sometime on Thursday, June 29. Floating licenses will be made available then, as well.
Please carefully follow these instructions to find the correct path for you:
Upgrading is FREE for anyone who has ever purchased a ZBrush license, no matter how long ago.
ZBrushCore users may upgrade to ZBrush 4R8 and receive a USD $100 discount off the purchase price. (Your cost will be USD $695.) You will keep your existing ZBrushCore license, allowing you to work with whichever program you wish at any time. This also makes it easy to get all of your ZBrushCore creations moved over to ZBrush 4R8.
ZBrush 4R8 is also now available for new purchases through our online store. Buy Now
Q: Where do I get my serial number?
A: Your serial number was emailed to you when you purchased or upgraded to ZBrush 4.x. It is unchanged for version 4R8. If you no longer have a record of it, please use My Licenses. You may need to register on that page (using the same email address that your license is registered under) before you can log in.
Q: What do I do if my email address has changed?
A: You can upgrade simply by filling in the old email address where requested. Nothing will actually be sent to your email address -- it's all displayed on the web pages. However, you should at your earliest convenience submit a Support ticket to have your registered email address updated.
Q: Do I need to deactivate my current version?
A: It is technically not necessary to do so, but strongly recommended just the same! Please deactivate the old version before activating 4R8.
Q: Can I use the Auto Updater?
A: If you have ZBrush 4R7, yes. For all other versions of ZBrush, no. Even if you do have version 4R7 it is recommended to use the Full Installer if at all possible. There are many issues that can be caused by using the Auto Updater for an upgrade of this size.
Q: Is there a 32-bit version?
A: Support for 32-bit operating systems has been discontinued. The last version that had 32-bit support was 4R7. If you still have a 32-bit OS you should stay with that version until you upgrade your computer. At that time, you will be able to upgrade to ZBrush 4R8.
Q: Which operating system versions are required for ZBrush 4R8?
A: For Windows, it is unchanged and requires Windows Vista or newer. For Mac OS X we now require OS X 10.8 or higher.
Q: Do I need to upgrade KeyShot or the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge?
A: No upgrades are required at this time.
Q: Where do I get the floating license installer?
A: We estimate that the installer for floating license clients (those that use a server instead of serial number) will be made available approximately 10 business days after the launch of 4R8. If any patches are necessary we want to get them included before releasing the floating license version in order to minimize deployment issues for our large volume customers. This also ensures that you'll have the most stable version for your production work. Update: This is expected to happen sometime on Thursday, June 29.
Q: ZBrush 4R8 Mac Version Live Boolean “Generate Mesh” Does Not Work
A: The Live Boolean > Make Boolean Mesh process is currently unavailable for users of OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks). While the Live Boolean Preview works as it should, clicking the “Make Boolean Mesh” button won’t actually result in a mesh being created. We are investigating ways to fix this issue, but until such a solution can be implemented the only way to fully use the Live Boolean feature in ZBrush 4R8 would be to upgrade your Mac OSX to the latest version.
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