ZBrush Artist : Sadan Vague

ZBrush 2022 - a FREE upgrade for all registered ZBrush users - provides enhancements that affect many areas of your workflow, with a focus on innovative new features that are designed to fuel exploration and inspire creativity.

ZBrush 2022 Features Overview

For an in-depth look at all of the new additions in ZBrush 2022, check out Pixologic's Keynote Presentation.

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Become a Master of Bas Relief

Create embossed surfaces in stunning detail with the new Bas Relief features in ZBrush. Pose your model as desired and create a special new alpha from that view which can be used to create raised sections of detail that more closely resembles the results of traditional relief sculpture.


ZBrush Artist :: James W. Cain

ZBrush Artist :: James W. Cain

Create embossed surfaces in stunning detail with the new Bas Relief features in ZBrush. Position your model as desired and project all visible meshes into the selected mesh.

Load any model and create a Bas Relief alpha from camera view to be used to create raised sections of detail that closely resemble the results of traditional relief sculpture.


ZBrush Artist :: Paul Gaboury

Put A Bevel On It

The new Bevel Pro plugin allows you to create complex bevels for meshes at any resolution without low-poly modeling. Suitable for meshes of medium-to-high resolution, Bevel Pro allows you to use masking and PolyGroups to determine exactly which edges to bevel. Adjust and preview your results non-destructively, and even create your bevels as separate sections of geometry for use with Live Boolean.

ZBrush Artist :: Paul Gaboury

Two By Two

ZBrush 2022 Multi-Aplha Brushes
ZBrush Artist :: Pixolator

Brushes now support dual alphas and textures, allowing you to transition between the two based on the pen pressure of your stroke. Create striking blends of color and detail with this versatile new feature!

Start Spreading the Details

Apply any image, graphical noise or noise presets to a brush for local sculptural surface noise details. Use Brush Size or pen pressure sensitivity to adjust the noise scale on the fly. Local Projection will give a unique way to reapply any noise by position of the brush. This feature shines when creating environment pieces or applying skin details.

ZBrush 2022 Surface Brush Noise
ZBrush Artist :: Michael Pavlovich

Just the Right Alignment

Instantly redistribute multiple SubTools, or the geometry within a single SubTool with a single button press. Similar to alignment features found in other programs, you can now align meshes to the left, right or center, and by the top or bottom edges.

ZBrush Artist :: Joseph Drust

New Ways to Slice and Dice

ZBrush Artist :: Paul Gaboury

The new Knife brushes now support the Circle and Rectangle stroke types. Cut through meshes cleanly with these tools where the resulting cut accurately reflects the stroke.

More Than One Way to Interpolate

The Stroke Interpolation feature can now use ZIntensity, Brush Size, RGB Intensity, and Front and Back Colors to transition between strokes with a set number of steps. Create dazzling blends and intricate patterns of color and detail between two strokes on the surface of your mesh.

ZBrush Artist :: Paul Gaboury
ZBrush Artist :: Pablo Munoz Gomez

Quick Access to XMD ToolBox

ZBrush now provides access to the XMD ToolBox from within ZBrush. Once installed, the XMD ToolBox provides users new ways to search and organize all of their ZBrush resources, as well as access to additional free and commercial brushes, alphas, textures, and materials not included in ZBrush by default. ZBrush will launch the XMD ToolBox interface from inside of ZBrush, and allow you to access content and features that are maintained and supported by XMD.

XMD ToolBox
XMD ToolBox
Release Notes:
  • Stager now has a Copy/Paste option.
  • Stager now has an Interpolate option.
  • Edge Detect option added to Spotlight allows users to interactively highlight the edges of an image for various effects.
  • Visibility Sets: Store up to 8 Sets of your SubTools in different visibility configurations.
  • ScribeStandard and ScribeChisel brushes added. They both take advantage of the Curve Sub-Steps slider.
  • Gizmo can apply soft deformation with its falloff adjusted by Focal Shift.
  • FBX will now import images with camera angles. Ideal when using photogrammetry or image planes from other applications.
  • Deformation actions from the Deformation menu can now affect multiple SubTools simultaneously with the Gizmo Multi-Select option.
  • Dynamesh Resolution can now be sampled directly from a mesh on the canvas by dragging from its slider to target mesh polygons.
  • Added a Mask By Depth function to mask the model based on each point's distance from the camera.
  • Added a Mask By Normals function that will mask polygons that do not directly face the camera.
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