ZBrush Plugins

ZBrush can be enhanced by ZExtensions which add new functionality to ZBrush's already powerful feature set. You will find below the most popular and widely-used of these plugins, made by Pixologic and its users. We encourage you to read about each so that you can learn how they can further enhance your ZBrush pipeline.

All of the plugins listed below are included with a default installation of ZBrush. If you chose to perform a custom installation and specified that you did not want any plugins at that time, you will need to run the installer again. This will allow you to modify your installation and add those plugins. Updates to plugins for ZBrush 4R4* and beyond will typically be made through the Auto Update feature found in the Zplugin palette within ZBrush.

In some cases within these pages you will see that a plugin for an earlier version of ZBrush was no longer available for a later version. This is because their features were later incorporated directly into the software.

Don't forget to visit ZBrushCentral to gain access to other plugins and be informed about their updates.

 
 
GoZ™

With GoZ™ you can transfer Tools and/or SubTools between ZBrush and its target applications for topology adjustments and/or to create new subtools, which include Maya, Modo SP4-5, Cinema 4D, 3DSMAX, and Photoshop. GoZ™ will also transfer ZBrush produced Texture, Displacement, and Normal Maps into your target application all while automatically generating your shading network for a one click render.

More about GoZ™

IMPORTANT: GoZ is installed automatically as part of ZBrush 4R6. The installers below are ONLY for users who accidentally uninstalled GoZ by removing an earlier release of ZBrush after having installed ZBrush 4R6. If that does not apply to you and you are having issues with GoZ please submit a Support ticket.

ZBrush 4R6
GoZ™ for PC
Released:July 2, 2013

ZBrush 4R6
GoZ™ for Mac OSX
Released:July 2, 2013

BLEND SHAPES

Easily convert sculpted layers in ZBrush into blend shapes for Maya 2008 and above.

More about Blend Shapes

*This plugin is included with a default installation of ZBrush 4R6.

IMAGE PLANE

Image Plane 4 provides an easy way to load images into ZBrush for use in texturing, either using ZProject brush polypainting, or with Projection Master

More about Image Plane 4

*This plugin is included with a default installation of ZBrush 4R6.

SUBTOOL MASTER

SubTool Master allows you to mirror, duplicate, merge, export all your subtools at once, fill all your subtools with color and/or materials and many other things!

More about SubtoolMaster

*This plugin is included with a default installation of ZBrush 4R6.

UV Master

With one click of the button UV Master automatically produces UVs for 3D models created by or imported into ZBrush. UV Master is designed to make the creation of UVs easily accessible for all artists who need to create human-readable UV maps for painting textures in any kind of 2D image editor.

More about UV Master

UV Master PDF manual (ZBrush 4R4)

*This plugin is included with a default installation of ZBrush 4R6.

PAINT STOP

New to ZBrush's powerful plugin library is Paint Stop, which gives you truly life like painting and drawing tools.

Download Paint Stop now.

More about Paint Stop

Paint Stop PDF manual (ZBrush 4R4)

*This plugin is included with a default installation of ZBrush 4R6.

3D PRINT EXPORTER

With 3DPrint Exporter you will be able to export your favorite ZTool in STL and VRML file format, opening you to the world of the 3D Printing.
Now it's possible for you to print your model:

  • Sculpt your art with ZBrush
  • Optimize if needed your model with the Decimation Master plugin
  • Export it with 3D Print Exporter
More about 3D Print Exporter

3D Print Exporter PDF manual (ZBrush 4R4)

*This plugin is included with a default installation of ZBrush 4R6.

DECIMATION MASTER

With Decimation Master you will be able to easily reduce the polygon count of your models in a very efficient way while keeping all their sculpted details. This solution is one of the fastest available and is able to optimize your high polycount models from ZBrush, allowing you to export them to your other 3D software packages.

More about Decimation Master

Decimation Master PDF manual (ZBrush 4R4)

*This plugin is included with a default installation of ZBrush 4R6.

ZAPPLINK V4

ZAppLink is a ZBrush plugin that allows you to seamlessly integrate your favorite image editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop, into your ZBrush workflow. While in ZBrush, call up your image editing package and use it to modify the active ZBrush document or tool, then go straight back into ZBrush.

More about ZApplink
ZApplink PDF manual

*This plugin is included with a default installation of ZBrush 4R6.

MULTI MAP EXPORTER

Multi Map Exporter is designed to automate map creation and export for your model. Settings can be saved and reloaded so that you can quickly set up the plugin and then leave it to export the maps, freeing you to spend more time creating your art.

Multi Map Exporter PDF manual
More about Multi Map Exporter

*This plugin is included with a default installation of ZBrush 4R6.

TRANSPOSE MASTER

Transpose Master allows you to pose a model with multiple SubTools by creating one combined model of the lowest resolution level of each SubTool. Once this low rez version is posed you can transfer the pose back to your original high rez model at the click of a button.

More about transposeMaster

*This plugin is included with a default installation of ZBrush 4R6.

ADJUST DRAW SIZE / FOCAL SHIFT / Z INTENSITY

This plugin is for adjusting your Draw Size, Focal Shift and Z Intensity without interrupting your workflow.

More about Adjust Draw Size

*This plugin is included with a default installation of ZBrush 4R6.

*ZBrush 4R6 is a free upgrade for all licensed users. If you cannot upgrade for some reason and are encountering issues with any plugin, please submit a Support Ticket. Specify the plugin, which version of ZBrush you're using and a description of your issue. The Support team will attempt to help resolve the issue and if a plugin update is available for your version of ZBrush it will be sent to you.



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