ZBrush 2024 Release Notes

Scott Clark
Scott Clark
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ZBrush 2024.0.4 - May 2, 2024


  • Corrected an issue that caused subtools to be removed from folders when dragging folders in the subtool list.

  • Fixed a crash when manually setting the application path in GoZ preferences.

  • The Screen Saver feature has been restored and should now launch as expected on both macOS and Windows.

ZBrush 2024.0.3 - April 10, 2024


  • Support for Redshift 3.6

  • Updated language in Diagnostic Utility

ZBrush 2024.0.2 - February 21, 2024


  • Updated support for new Redshift API

  • The Gizmo manipulator snapping behavior has been improved. When holding down Alt while dragging out the manipulator on a mesh surface it will align to the surface points. If dragging off the mesh into empty canvas space it will snap to the screen plane, but in a more predictable fashion without the rolling and axis flipping present in previous versions. Pressing Shift while holding down Alt will now allow the manipulator to snap to the global axis.

  • The ScreenSaver feature has been disabled for maintenance and will be restored in a future update.



  • The Gizmo manipulator was disappearing in some situations when used with certain masking options related to Posable Symmetry.

  • Gizmo manipulator was not snapping to surface points as expected when Alt-dragging in some situations.

  • Restored ability to snap the Gizmo manipulator to the screen plane when Alt-dragging off the mesh surface.

  • An issue with the range of the Move Topological brush was corrected.

  • ZColor plugin was not importing .ACO files correctly.

  • Corrected an issue preventing ZColor from setting the active color for a mesh.

  • Fixed an issue on macOS that would prevent .FBX files from loading correctly.

  • Anchors Classic brush had the wrong behavior for “Rotate.”

  • Anchors Classic brush “Move Rotate” now functioning as expected.

  • Corrected issue with “Last Used Export” (Format) not correctly remembering the format in export dialogs.

 ZBrush 2024.0.1 - December 13, 2023

  • Fixed crash when using the Subtool pop-up menu.
  • General improvements to Knife brush stability.
  • Brushes using Move Topological would deform the mesh at the point of contact. 
  • The first instance of an IMM mesh would be unexpectedly tiny when drawn with certain stroke types. 
  • Fixed an issue with the accuracy of ZModeler Alt-selection painting. 
  • “Apply Last Action to All Subtools” caused a crash when used with certain Deformation actions. 
  • Redshift material preview was darkening when adjusting materials. 
  • Movie export would fail with certain settings when above a certain document size. This has been corrected for Windows but still under investigation on macOS. 
  • Crash when scrubbing with the Timeline feature when an active Nanomesh has been applied. 
  • Some IMM Curve brushes were not snapping to the surface of the mesh by default. 
  • After using a Subtool> Split function a texture could not be immediately applied via the Texture Palette Pop-up menu.  
  • Issue with the Transpose Classic masking gradient. 
  • Restored the ability to use an alpha with a rectangular selection marquee. 
  • If Local Symmetry was active, the Transpose brush would not re-center on an inserted mesh even if Dynamic mode was toggled off. Now if Dynamic mode is disabled this should enable the legacy behavior. 
  • Fixed BPR crash after using the legacy Best render with the Render > Environment feature. 
  • Corrected an issue with the color fidelity of .ACO files imported into Paintstop from recent versions of Photoshop. 


  • The previous version of the Anchors Brush has been re-added to the Brush Palette as Anchors Classic. 
  • When attempting to export a movie that would exceed 4095 pixels in width or height, the movie will be resized to 4095 pixels. 


ZBrush 20024 - November 16th, 2023

ZBrush 2024 is a subscriber-only release.

  • The Anchors  Brush receives an update. Masking the surface is no longer a requirement to use the brush. The Anchors Brush works to provide a robust way to pose and manipulate ZBrush assets. The Anchors Brush works by applying anchors onto meshes while facilitating Inflate, Twist, Move and Rotate actions.

  • Split to Parts expands Knife Brush capabilities to allow for increased control over asset manipulation. Create complex component parts from existing parts while keeping sliced parts active.

  • Gizmo/Transpose Masking receives an update. Improvements include topology masking with both tools. The Gizmo/Transpose Line is capable of snapping along the perfect masked area. Gizmo snaps to center of the masking region.  

  • Cinema 4D noises have been added to ZBrush Surface Noise library. 

  • Repeat to Similar repeats changes on a mesh with the same polygon count as the source mesh being edited. Functionality includes ability to make: Sculpting changesFull mesh replacementMaskingPolygrouping 

  • Grow All Mask and Shrink All Mask capabilities have been added allowing for expanded design potential while creating masks.

  • A new stroke option called DragStamp is included. Provides control of the intensity associated with an alpha being dragged onto the surface by moving the cursor back and forth. 

  • Two new buttons for creasing join the fold. Crease UnMasked and Uncrease Unmasked. This functionality allows greater manipulation and control over areas of an asset where creases and edges occur.

  • Insert Mesh Brushes are compatible with Stroke menu options 

Release Notes / Bugfixes:


  • Split to Parts button added to Brush> Clip Brush Modifiers. 

  • Transpose Classic brush added to the Brush palette. 

  • Cinema 4D noises added to ZBrush Surface Noise library. 

  • Repeat to Similar Parts menu added to the Subtool palette. 

  • Grow All added to Masking palette. 

  • Shrink All added to Masking palette. 

  • DragStamp stroke was added to the available stroke types. 

  • Crease Unmasked added to Geometry> Crease. 

  • UnCrease UnMasked added to Geometry> Crease. 


  • Contact Point tracks have been removed from Timeline feature. Contact Point functionality has changed and no longer works with the Timeline.

  • IMM brushes will now work with all available stroke types instead of only the DragRect stroke type.

  • Anchor Brush functionality has been improved.

  • The Transpose brush functionality in Smart Masking mode has changed. The Legacy behavior was added to the brush palette as the Transpose Classic brush.


  • Mask by Smoothness is functioning again. 

  • When opening a file saving dialog it could disappear behind the main program window causing the program UI to become unresponsive. This should no longer happen. 

  • Corrected a scenario in which ZRemesher may return the results of a previously cached mesh. 

  • If a tool with multiple subtools had a stored Contact Point, navigating the Timeline with the arrow keys would cause unexpected behavior. 

  • Corrected an issue with the ZAppLink plugin and the most recent version of Photoshop. 

  • Fixed a conflict between the Proxy Pose Polish slider and the Panel Loops Polish slider when assigned to a custom UI. 

  • Corrected an issue causing the Alpha> Make 3D feature to crash or produce off-center results when Mesh Smooth was set to zero. 

  • Corrected an issue with HD Geometry on macOS which would prevent users from being able recover HD Geo after re-loading a file. 

  • The Shift key can again be used to constrain the movement of an active Spotlight.



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