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.
General Instructions for Installing 3rd Party Plugins
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 4R8\ZStartup\ZPlugs64. With a default Mac installation this will be in /Applications/ZBrushOSX 4R8/ZStartup/ZPlugs64.
4. If the plugin has a data folder (usually named something like PluginData) also copy it and its contents to the ZPlugs64 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