Plugins are optional additions to ZBrush that provide extra functionality. Often they will take care of repetitive or time-consuming tasks, freeing you to be more creative.
The plugins listed here are those that are provided by Pixologic as part of the ZBrush installation.
- Decimation Master
- Maya Blend Shapes
- Multi Map Exporter
- 3D Print Exporter
- SubTool Master
- Transpose Master
- UV Master
- Image Plane
- Adjust Plugin
- FBX ExportImport
These instructions are a general guide to installing ZBrush plugins provided by 3rd parties. The actual plugin file and folder names will depend on the plugin being installed.
Note: Pixologic plugins are installed during the ZBrush installation or updating process.
For most ZBrush plugins, the installation procedure is simple:
1. Quit ZBrush
2. Extract the zip file to a temporary loaction such as the Desktop.
3. Copy the Plugin.zsc to your ZPlugs folder. With a default PC installation this will be found at C:\Program Files\Pixologic\ZBrush 4R7\ZStartup\ZPlugs. With a default Mac installation this will be in /Applications/ZBrushOSX 4R7/ZStartup/ZPlugs. 64 bit plugins for the ZBrush 4R7 64 bit Preview are installed in the ZPlugs64 folder also in the ZStartup folder.
4. If the plugin has a data folder (usually named something like PluginData) also copy it and its contents to the ZPlugs folder
5. Launch ZBrush.
6. The new plugin will usually have its own submenu in the relevant ZBrush palette. Check the plugin documentation for details.
User Guide > ZBrush Plugins