For Users of ZBrush 4R5 With Internet Access
Upgrading couldn't be easier! You can use the Auto Update system by clicking ZPlugin >> Auto Update >> Check new updates from within ZBrush. Alternatively, browse to your ZBrush 4R5 folder and run the ZUpgrader application found there.
*Instead of updating, you might opt for a full installation of 4R6. If you would like to do this, please go to the "For Users of ZBrush 4R5 With no Internet" section.
The update will download and begin installation automatically. Select where you wish ZBrush 4R6 to be installed to. The updater will then copy your ZBrush 4R5 to that location and update it to version 4R6. Bear in mind that if you have a lot of content in your ZBrush 4R5 folders this may take several minutes.
*For some users, the updater will provide an error message at the very end of installation. If this happens, simply skip the message and launch ZBrush 4R6.
After installing 4R6, launch it and use Web Activation. After submitting the activation form on the web page you will receive a message that "ZBrush has already been activated on this machine." Click the button to "Generate a New Activation Code". Copy and paste that code into ZBrush 4R6 to complete your activation.
Your upgrade is now complete and you will be able to use all of ZBrush 4R6's new features.
By default, your ZBrush 4R6 installation includes a Documentation folder. Within this folder you will find PDF's covering the new features in ZBrush 4R6 as well as everything that was introduced in earlier ZBrush 4.x releases.
Following the release of ZBrush 4R6 we will also be updating the Education section of www.pixologic.com to include videos demonstrating the new features.
Should you need help with how to use ZBrush's features (including those in version 4R6) please post in the Questions & Troubleshooting forums at ZBrushCentral. We also recommend using the Advanced Search feature there, as the most common questions have already been asked and answered many times!
Installation and Activation Instructions
On behalf of the entire Pixologic Team, we would like to thank you for being valued members of our community. It is the enthusiasm and support of our users that drives us to constantly push the limits of computer art and even redefine what digital modeling is.
We are excited to be able to provide ZBrush 4R6 to you as a free upgrade. Be sure to post your creations at ZBrushCentral!