The industry standard for digital sculpting and painting
ZBrush is the leading industry standard digital sculpting software. The latest update features two new tools never before introduced in 3D sculpting workflows. The new Proxy Pose feature provides a dynamic method for modifying the topology of models. And the new Drop 3D function allows you to increase the density of local meshes in order to maintain high-resolution details where needed. ZBrush provides you with access to diverse workflows and limitless creative possibilities.
Born in Clay
ZBrush sets the industry standard for digital sculpting and painting. Its features enable you to use customizable brushes to shape, texture and paint virtual clay in a real-time environment that provides instant feedback. When you use ZBrush you’ll be empowered by the same tools employed by film studios, game developers, toy/collectible makers, jewelry designers, automotive/aviation designers, illustrators, advertisers, scientists and other artists the world over. In fact, we have even received an Academy Award for the technology that powers ZBrush.
In short, ZBrush is an art tool created by artists, for artists. It allows you to create models and illustrations limited only by your imagination, at a speed that allows you to stand out in today’s fast paced industry.
Get empowered by the world’s leading digital sculpting solution. The powerful systems inside of ZBrush are designed to eliminate the constraints of traditional modeling and allow you to create freely, just as you would with clay.
When you’re ready to move your 3D sculpt into a pipeline for animation, rendering or 3D printing, the tools to do so are at hand.
Painting & Texturing
Because ZBrush works with tens of millions of polygons in real-time, you can paint directly on the surface of the model without first assigning a texture map or UV’s. This offers significant advantages compared to a standard workflow. The resolution of the texture map does not need to be decided in advance. You have the freedom to visualize, explore and create textures in 3D, and in real time.
Ready, Set, Render
Whether you are using ZBrush by itself as an illustration tool or as part of a production pipeline for animation, you will at some point want to show your work to others. ZBrush makes this possible through a powerful rendering system called BPR (Best Preview Render).
The intuitive approach of ZBrush doesn’t end with sculpting and painting. Interoperability is at your fingertips, with support for key file formats and real time integration with a number of popular software packages.
ZBrush is not just an application. You’ll be welcomed into one of the largest communities of artists gathered around any 3D software. From our active online community at ZBrushCentral, to our community events, ZBrushLIVE streams and online learning platforms – we believe in helping artists elevate one another.
ZBrush is available for both Windows and macOS platforms, and the licensing is dual platform so you can run on both or change between them at any time.
Thanks to its processor-based engine, ZBrush runs well on most modern computers regardless of their graphics cards.
A graphic tablet (such as from Wacom) is strongly recommended. It will give you more control and easier interaction.