Pixologic, Inc., makers of the award-winning ZBrush software attended SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver over August 9th- 11th where they unveiled their latest version - ZBrush 4 Release 2 - to packed audiences.
ZBrush 4R2 introduces many significant new features, as well as major enhancements throughout ZBrush.
New features can be seen in two ‘sneak preview’ movies for ZBrush 4R2 at ZBrushCentral
Pixologic hosted hourly demonstrations at SIGGRAPH booth #439, where attendees, users and newcomers saw the latest features, presented live by industry renowned artists from top film and games studios including Sony, EA, Digital Domain, Image Engine and Framestore.
Every presentation was standing room only. Many people, keen to glean as much information as they could concerning the new version, returned for multiple presentations during the week.
ZBrush 4R2 will be released on both Windows and Macintosh platforms for the public for purchase and download on Sept 20th 2011.
ZBrush 4R2 will also be a free upgrade for all current registered ZBrush users. Those who purchase between now and the release of ZBrush 4R2, will receive the new version as a free upgrade.
Additional information regarding ZBrush 4R2 new features and full descriptions will be available at a later date. View the Pixologic Siggraph 2011 page for presenters, Siggraph blog report and images.
Jimmy Golding, Marketing Director at Pixologic commented:
“We had a very exciting show and are delighted with the response from our community, newcomers and future talent to the latest groundbreaking features of ZBrush. It’s been over 10 years during which ZBrush has made its impact in the creative digital industry. We believe ZBrush 4 R2 will enable the user and artist in you to be more creative and productive than ever before.”
Pricing and Availability
ZBrush 4R2 is a free upgrade for all ZBrush registered users. ZBrush 4R2 will be available for purchase and downloaded online at Toolfarm.com on Sept 20th 2011 ZBrush 4 (for Win and Mac) retails for USD $699.00 for both Windows and Mac platforms. A trial version of ZBrush 4 (for Win and Mac) is available for download here.
ZBrush is an integrated modeling, texturing, and illustration environment. ZBrush’s innovative set of real-time, sculpting, texturing, and deformation tools is used in major film studios and game companies worldwide. It is also used extensively in concept design, comic illustration, toy and collectible industries, rapid prototyping as well as scientific illustration. ZBrush’s instant feedback and real-time response makes it the most natural feeling digital sculpting tool available today. As a stand-alone application, ZBrush offers tremendous flexibility and appeals to a wide audience.
Founded in 1997, Pixologic Incorporated develops and markets innovative software tools for the film and video, games and illustration markets. Pixologic is privately owned and is located in California, with offices in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and France.