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Fix for ZBrush 2021 Issues

ZBrush 2021.1 has been released to address known issues that were in the 2021 version.  This is a required update for all users.

ADDED:
Preferences >> Tablet >> Tablet Driver API to determine how ZBrush works with Windows Ink, affecting performance when using a tablet on Windows.  If you experience lag issues when interacting with models, trying one of these other settings should resolve them. 

There are 3 options:

  •     WinTab (default mode): Will not handle Windows Ink. This will operate like it did in ZBrush 2019.
  •     Stylus: Handles Windows Ink the same way it did in 2020.1.4.
  •     WM_Event: Handles Windows Ink the same way it did in 2021.


Enhancements/Updates

  • Stability improved when using ‘Transpose Cloth’ and Firmness
  • Preferences >> Gizmo 3D >> Tap to Exit Gizmo Mode now saves with Preferences >> Store Config
  • Gizmo3D ‘Go to Unmasked Mesh Center’ now respects local symmetry
  • Converting ZSpheres to adaptive skin no longer causes twisting on macOS
  • ZModeler Point >> Move >> Snap to Surface will now save with custom ZModeler brushes
  • SubTool function stability improved (scrolling, deleting, appending)
  • Gizmo3D 'Inflate' functionality returned to 2020 settings
  • Draw Draft Analysis rendering updated
  • Improved Dynamic Subdivision Post SubDiv rendering
  • Increased navigation speed when using models with PolyFrame and PolyPaint
  • Transferring of texture detail to PolyPaint improved
  • Improved SnapShot3D PolyGroup generation
  • Plugin: Text 3D and Vector Shapes updated on macOS
  • Plugin: TransPose Master updated


REVERSIONS:

  • TrimRect brush functionality returned to normal
  • Pinch brush returned to 2020 settings
  • Blob brush returned to 2020 settings


For a recap of what is in ZBrush 2021, click here.


UPDATING

If you have ZBrush 2021:

You have two ways to get ZBrush 2021.1

  • In your ZBrush installation directory, run the ZUpgrader application.  Follow the on-screen instructions to update your version.
  • If you prefer a stand-alone installer to an update, begin by uninstalling ZBrush 2021.  Next, download the ZBrush 2021.1 installer from My Licenses.
    • Please note that this will not modify your current ZBrush installation or desktop shortcuts.  It will create a new directory and new shortcuts.


If you have ZBrush 2020 or below:

Follow the instructions in our Knowledgebase Article to upgrade.  This will give you ZBrush 2021.1 from the outset.  

  • Please note that this will not modify your current ZBrush installation or desktop shortcuts.  It will create a new directory and new shortcuts.
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  1. Matthew Yetter

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