Los Angeles, Calif. - Pixologic Inc. has released its latest plug-in UV Master for ZBrush Windows and ZBrush Mac OS X. UV Master is an addition to ZBrush, the company's 2D/3D sculpting, texturing, and painting application. UV Master automatically produces UVs for 3D models created by or imported into ZBrush.
UV master is designed to make the creation of UVs accessible for all artists who need to create human-readable UV maps for painting textures in any 2D image editor. It is also well suited for those who need
to create normal maps, which are traditionally very sensitive to UV seams.
In addition to its automatic process, UV Master incorporates easy-to-use Control painting modes that let the artist protect areas of the model from automatic seam placement or attract seams toward
a particular location. This makes it possible to create high-quality UV map in a couple of minutes and in an artist friendly way.
Moreover, “Density mode” allows the artist to paint areas on the 3D model, which will modify the amount of texture space used by the UVs. For example, more UV space can be given to a character's face
and less space to the back with only two brush strokes.
UV Master is provided with full documentation and includes several UV checker textures to help visualization of the created UVs.
To download UV Master, visit www.pixologic.com/zbrush/downloadcenter/zplugins
A variety of learning tools are available for ZBrush (Win/Mac). Free of charge and ranging from introductory to advanced skill levels, there are over 100 videos with voice over available to choose from. This constantly growing library of video tutorials is designed to get you up and running with ZBrush in no time.
ZBrush retails for USD $595 and can be purchased and downloaded online at Pixologic’s e-store. ZBrush is also available from Pixologic-authorized resellers for both Windows and Mac platforms.
UV Master is available as free plug-in for all registered users of ZBrush 3.5 R3 Windows and ZBrush 3.2 Mac OS X. ZBrush 3.1 for Windows (30 days trial) can be downloaded from the Pixologic Web site by visiting: http://www.pixologic.com/zbrush/trial