Get ZBrush

ZBrush has three purchase options, depending on your needs. The most commonly used option is a perpetual license, which you pay for once and continue to use forever. When new versions release, we guarantee free upgrades for one year from date of license purchase. Beyond that, Pixologic reserves the right to charge for upgrades, following industry standards. However, we have never yet charged for an upgrade.

As an alternative to the up-front cost of a perpetual license, these subscription options allow you to use ZBrush on a pay-as-you-go basis. During the life of your subscription, upgrades are automatically free whenever a new version is released. (Perpetual licenses only guarantee free upgrades for one year from date of purchase.)

All subscriptions are commercial licenses, meaning that there are no restrictions on how your creations may be used. Subscriptions automatically rebill until canceled. There are no refunds for subscriptions; upon cancellation, the software may continue to be used for the remainder of the current billing period.

ZBrush 2021 is a free upgrade for all registered users. To learn how to upgrade, click here.



  • Rebills every month
  • on the same calendar day
  • Cancel any time



  • Rebills every month
  • on the same calendar day
  • Less than $1 per day!



  • One time cost
  • Never Expires
  • Single & Volume

Looking for Academic or Floating Licensing?

Yes. Pixologic continues to offer perpetual licenses for all our products. Any license not specifically purchased as a subscription is a perpetual license and will remain so, with exactly the same benefits they have always included.

Yes. Subscription and perpetual licenses are mutually exclusive options. The sole intent of subscription licensing is to provide more flexible options for new customers. It will not affect existing customers at all.

Yes. All Pixologic products are still available as perpetual licenses, regardless of whether subscriptions are also offered for that product.

Yes. Our other products may be offered under this option in the future.

All subscription licenses are commercial licenses and may be used for any purpose. Students are welcome to use a subscription or may opt to purchase a perpetual academic license.

  • When under a subscription, you pay a recurring fee in order to run the software. Subscriptions receive automatic upgrades as new versions are released. Canceling a subscription will end your access to the software at the end of your current subscription period.
  • Perpetual licenses have a higher cost up front, but no recurring costs. The software is yours forever. Free upgrades are guaranteed for at least one year from date of purchase but may continue past that at the sole discretion of Pixologic.

We offer two subscription options, automatically renewing monthly or every six months until canceled.

Subscriptions are only available for Single-User licenses. Volume and floating licenses remain available, but only as perpetual licenses.

You can cancel at any time through the My Licenses web page. Your access to the software will continue until the end of your current subscription period, at which point it will not renew. Read here for more »

Although you will not be charged any additional subscription fees after the point of cancellation, all subscription fees are final. If you cancel your subscription, you will still be able to access the software for the remainder of your current paid subscription period.

Yes. All subscriptions rebill either monthly or every six months, without prior notice. You only need to take action if you wish to cancel your subscription or need to edit your payment information (such as if your credit card is expiring).

Perpetual licenses can be purchased with a debit card. However, we are not able to accept this payment method for purchasing a subscription. You must use an actual credit card for this purpose.

Perpetual licenses can be purchased with PayPal. However, we are not currently able to accept this payment method for purchasing a subscription. You must use a credit card for this purpose.

Yes. For the subscription system to function, ZBrush must be able to verify its status with the Pixologic server. While it does not require internet access every time it is launched, it does need to be able to call home at least once per month.

At this time, only ZBrush is available under subscription licensing. All other software remains available solely as perpetual licenses.

Discounted upgrades are only available for perpetual licenses. A ZBrushCore user still has the option to purchase a ZBrush subscription license at regular cost.

It is not possible to apply any portion of subscription pricing toward the eventual purchase of a perpetual license. You may switch from a subscription license at any time by purchasing a perpetual license at its regular price. Be sure to cancel your subscription in order to prevent it from rebilling.

You will continue under the same Pixologic ID, but the perpetual license will give your account a new serial number. You will then need to deactivate your subscription copy of the software, either through the Pixologic Deactivation Manager in your installation directory or via the My Licenses web page. When you next launch the software it will ask you to activate, at which point you will simply select the serial number for your perpetual license rather than the subscription serial number. Be sure to also cancel your subscription in order to prevent it from rebilling.

Because subscriptions renew and update the Pixologic servers automatically, it is not possible for resellers to offer this licensing option. They are only able to provide perpetual licenses.

Yes. You can update your payment information at any time through the Pixologic website and the new payment method will be used the next time your subscription renews.

If this happens, you will receive a warning the next time you launch the software. You will have a grace period of a few days in which to update your billing information. Once your payment information has been updated, your subscription will continue with the same start and end dates as if the payment issue had not taken place.

No credit card information is stored on Pixologic servers. We are committed to the protection of our customers’ data and for this reason we use a third party company for all transaction processing.

Yes. You can run your software on any two computers, just as you can with perpetual licensing. You can also move between computers at any time by deactivating from one and activating on a new one. Remember that subscription licenses are Single-User licenses. You may concurrently activate the software on a maximum of two computers. However, the software may not be used on the secondary computer at the same time the software on the primary computer is being used.

Yes. All subscription licenses are dual platform.

Yes. Such a subscription will be under the purchaser’s Pixologic ID. The purchaser can then install it on someone else’s computer for their use. This will allow the purchaser to maintain control of the license and the account billing information. Keep in mind that since all subscriptions are Single-User licenses, there must be a separate subscription for each person who will be using the software.