Base Mesh Creation

Gizmo 3D ZModeler Live Boolean DynaMesh ZRemesher ShadowBox Spotlight 2.0 with Snapshot 3D ZSpheres Mannequins Primitives Gizmo 3D The Gizmo 3D provides the artist with a new, simple UI element that will allow sculpts to be manipulated and transformed with precise control. Gizmo 3D can be eas­ily placed at any location or orientation to perform […]

FiberMesh

The Brush > FiberMesh sub-palette makes the brush FiberMesh-aware. These options can be applied to any brush. Preserve Length The Preserve Length slider preserves the length of your fibers during styling. A value of 100 fully preserves the fiber length while a lower value allows the fivers to become longer as they’re styled. Forward Propagation […]

Shortcuts by Palette

1 Keyboard Shortcuts 1.1 General Popup selection (on PC only) Tools – F1 Brushes – F2 Strokes – F3 Alphas – F4 Textures – F5 Materials – F6 (with cursor off canvas area) Show QuickMenu – Spacebar or Right Mouse click Show/hide floating palettes – TAB Assign custom hotkey – Ctrl+Alt+click on item (store hotkeys […]

Shortcuts by Category

1 General Shortcuts Open Project – Ctrl+O Save Project – Ctrl+S Undo – Ctrl+Z Redo – Shift+Ctrl+Z Popup selection (on PC only) Tools – F1 Brushes – F2 Strokes – F3 Alphas – F4 Textures – F5 Materials – F6 (with cursor off canvas area) Show QuickMenu – Spacebar or Right Mouse click Show/hide floating […]

DecoCurve Brushes

DecoCurve Brushes 3D DecoCurve Brushes with Alpha DecoCurve brushes simulate the effects from the classic 2.5D Deco tool, but as a true 3D sculpting & painting brush. These brushes use Stroke >> Curve Mode functionality to simulate the natural application of an alpha projection onto the surface. DecoCurve Brushes & How They Work ZBrush offers […]

List of Deformers

Find below the list of the deformers found in the Gizmo 3D. Some of them simply apply a deformation to the current model while others may apply topology modifications like adding edge loops or more drastic changes. Bend Arc Bend Curve Bevel Crease Deformer Deformer Hard and Soft Extender Flatten Inflate Multi Slice Offset Project […]

VDM General Advice

General Advice About Alpha 3D and VDM This section contains assorted information about Alpha 3D and the associated VDM feature. These items are important to consider when you are creating or using such brushes. Creation When creating an Alpha 3D, select the Standard Brush or the Chisel3D/Layer brush based on the results that you wish […]

Topology Masking

Gizmo3D Topology Masking As with TransPose, the Gizmo 3D affects only non-masked areas. By applying a mask to part of your SubTool, you will deform only the unmasked parts when manipulating the Gizmo 3D. The Gizmo 3D includes several functions to help generate useful masking on mod­els.   Gizmo3D Topology Masking Similar to TransPose, the […]

Gizmo 3D

Quick and easy 3D manipulation The Gizmo 3D manipulator is a universal feature for ZBrush, providing a new way to move, rotate and scale a model. The Gizmo 3D is an alternative to the TransPose action line in ZBrush. The Gizmo 3D offers most of the same features found in TransPose, but is condensed into […]

Deformation

Unify The Unify button changes the dimensions of the current 3D tool. The object’s height, width, and/or depth are changed to a unit size which fits neatly inside the Object Preview window. As with most items in the Deformation sub-palette, you can constrain this button’s effect along the X, Y and/or Z axes by first […]