ZBrush, the flagship product of Pixologic, provides multiple features such as digital sculpting application and painting tools for artists and commercial customers. The software involves a potent rendering engine which provides high-quality and seamless integration for workflow efficiency. ZBrush offers a common graphics card, which helps in designing multiple 3D creative impressions. ZBrush is widely used in media & entertainment and gaming studios and supports various operating systems such as Window XP, Vista, and Mac OS.
ZBrush features enable a user to use customized brushes to shape, texture, and paint virtual clay in a real-time environment. It increases efficiency with its new folder organization system, a written automatic retopology tool, and a new camera system.
Non-Photorealistic Rendering (NPR): This feature helps add overlaying textures, apply a halftone printed paper style, and apply several built-in presets or draw an outline around a 3D model.
Snapshot3D: A user can convert any gray-scale image (alpha) to a 3D model by using a Snapshot3D feature.
ZRemesher v3.0: This feature can detect sharp surface angles and can thus be used for the creation of mechanical models.
Folders: Using this feature, it is possible to apply actions such as Move, Scale, Rotate, Duplicate, Delete, Hide/Show PolyPaint, and Live Boolean to all contained meshes at once.
Universal Camera: The ZBrush Universal Camera provides complete control over the Focal Length and Crop Factor. It allows a user to undo and redo camera movements. A user can also save various camera settings, making it easier to find the perfect final composition.
Intersection Masker: The Intersection Masker plugin allows a user to create a mask where geometry islands intersect on a selected SubTool. It is an easy-to-use solution for creating complex masks.ZColor: The ZColor plugin features a set palette of colors. ZColor files help create an organized look of projects and can be shared with others.
USP : Pixologic provides a set of 3D animation products and services to creative professionals. The company offers products for varied industries such as movies & VFX, automotive, designing, 3D printing, illustration advertising, and education. Products offered by the company have been used in the production of movies such as Jurassic World and Godzilla.The company’s strategic intent is evident from the multiple channels it used to sell its products. For instance, the company delivers its products via channel partners, e-commerce portals, and resellers. CDDS Solutions is a direct reseller and partner of the products offered by Pixologic. Additionally, the company has an online store to sell its flagship product, ZBrush, the selling of which strengthens its distribution channel as well as provides the company with a competitive edge over others.
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- Product Maturity / Software Features / 3dModellingComplicated to useModelling in ZBrush is bit complicated as comparison to other softwares in the market. There is also very limited brush by default and it is available one you buy the software. Show More
- Product Maturity / End-Users / ModelerUser InterfaceSometimes the UI becomes very difficult to navigate when the user comes from “traditional modelling suits”. The software is highly customizable. Show More