LOS ANGELES AND IRVINE, CA – Luxion, developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot, the first real-time ray tracing and global illumination program, in partnership with Pixologic, makers of ZBrush software, have made KeyShot an integral part of the ZBrush workflow, with KeyShot for ZBrush and the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge, available now with the release of ZBrush 4R7.
Pixologic’s ZBrush is known throughout the 3D industry as the key software for generating digital sculptures fast. With an integrated workflow between ZBrush and KeyShot introduced in the past, 3D artists realized the two as an indispensable combo for creating concepts quickly. Pixologic takes this integration even further with KeyShot for ZBrush, a standalone rendering solution with direct integration inside ZBrush through the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge that allows users to visualize their concepts, creating light studies in KeyShot as they continue to sculpt, texture and paint their model in ZBrush.
KeyShot for ZBrush is activated from inside ZBrush when an artist is ready to set lighting and materials for their creation with all SubTools sent directly to KeyShot. As a separate program, ZBrush users can apply materials and lighting while continuing to work within ZBrush to refine their idea, then send updates over to KeyShot to see their updates immediately. The integration allows for any number of SubTools and complete support of MatCaps while retaining all texturing and PolyPainting.
The 32-bit and 64-bit release of ZBrush 4R7 ($795) is a free upgrade for all registered ZBrush users. For those who have already purchased KeyShot, the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge is available for $149. The KeyShot for ZBrush + Bridge bundle ($349) is available for $249 for a limited time. Both may be purchased through the Pixologic store. Current ZBrush user may upgrade to ZBrush 4R7 through the ZBrush download center.