zbrush 2021.1 update
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This small but important update for Pixologic ZBrush includes a new tablet driver API to improve performance when using a tablet with Windows, as well as many bug fixes and updates.

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ZBrush 2021 introduces a Dynamics system together with Controlled Cloth Sculpting and a revision of our Dynamic Subdivision function. We have also added new functions to ZModeler, introduced iMage 3D support for ZBrush and given the ability to open files created by ZBrushCoreMini in the native format.

The ZBrush engine itself has also been improved to improve performance across the board. You will find that ZBrush 2021 formulates more fluidly and takes less time to do other operations like DynaMesh.

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What's new in ZBrush 2021.1?

ADDED:

Settings >> Tablet >> Tablet Driver API to determine how ZBrush works with Windows Ink, which will affect performance when using a tablet on Windows. If you are experiencing lag issues when interacting with models, you should try one of these other settings.

There are 3 options:

  • WinTab (standard mode): Does not handle Windows Ink. This will work like in ZBrush 2019.
  • Pen: Treats Windows Ink the same as 2020.1.4.
  • WM_Event: Treats Windows Ink the same as 2021.

Improvements / updates

  • The stability was improved when using "transposed cloth" and firmness
  • Settings >> Gizmo 3D >> Tap to exit Gizmo mode. Now save with Settings >> Store Config
  • Gizmo3D "Go to unmasked network center" now respects local symmetry
  • Converting Zspheres to adaptive skin no longer leads to distortions under macOS
  • ZModeler Point >> Move >> Align to Surface is now saved with custom ZModeler brushes
  • The stability of the SubTool function has been improved (scrolling, deleting, appending).
  • The Gizmo3D "Inflate" function has been reset to the 2020 settings
  • Updated drawing of draft analysis rendering
  • Improved rendering after SubDiv for dynamic subdivision
  • Increased navigation speed when using models with PolyFrame and PolyPaint
  • The transfer of texture details to PolyPaint has been improved
  • Improved SnapShot3D PolyGroup generation
  • Plugin: Text 3D and vector shapes updated on macOS
  • Plugin: TransPose Master updated

REVERSIONS:

  • TrimRect brush functionality has returned to normal
  • The squeeze brush returned to the 2020 settings
  • The blob brush returned to the 2020 settings

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How to update

If you have ZBrush 2021:

You have two options to get ZBrush 2021.1

  • Run the ZUpgrader application in your ZBrush installation directory. Follow the instructions on the screen to update your version.
  • If you prefer a standalone installer rather than an update, uninstall ZBrush 2021 first, then download the ZBrush 2021.1 installer from My Licenses.

Please note that this will not change your current ZBrush installation or desktop shortcuts. A new directory and new links will be created.

If you have ZBrush 2020 or lower:

Follow the instructions in the knowledge base article to upgrade. This will give you ZBrush 2021.1 right from the start.

Please note that this will not change your current ZBrush installation or desktop shortcuts. A new directory and new links will be created.

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