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ZBrushCore 2021 Notes

Major Features

Dynamic Subdivision

Display your model as a higher polygon version of itself, letting you see what it would look like when subdivided and smoothed.  In ZBrushCore, this feature includes the FlatSubdiv and SmoothSubdiv options.


Uses Dynamic Subdivision to replace each polygon with an instance of a 3D model.  This allows your model to render as a much more complicated mesh, such as chain mail!


You read that right!  Automatic retopology is being added to ZBrushCore.  While it doesn't have all the options that are found within ZBrush, this will allow you to instantly retopologize your model using the smart algorithms that make ZRemesher so powerful.


Even more performance enhancements have now been added to ZBrushCore. We revisited the systems behind the sculpting brushes along with many other popular features. Speed has increased across all sectors.

iMage 3D GIF and PNG Format

The iMage 3D format provides a unique way to share both an image of your work and the 3D model itself with others, all in a single GIF or PNG file. This file can be posted on any website where it will appear as a regular 2D image and once opened in ZBrush the complete model with all its SubTools is ready to edit.

Check out the many community sculpts waiting for you in ZBrushCentral's iMage 3D Community Expo!

Sculptris File Support

ZBrushCore can now load native-format files saved from Sculptris.  If you have a library of models that you created over the many years before Sculptris was discontinued, you can now open those directly in ZBrushCore to continue working.

Additional Features

  • Preference added to allow single-click Solo mode.
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