Power Maps is a ZBrush plugin with tutorial, that helps you to make normal and displacement maps, and even your polypaint textures. With it, making game-ready models and realtime models, or for render, is easier than ever. It does it all using smart one-click buttons (buttons that perform several actions for you), and wizards (the program asks you quick questions with yes or no, and then makes all the work for you).
The main advantages are: - A more human approach to making maps for your models. ZBrush helps you and does the work for you. - Avoid having to move resolutions up and down, and go here and there clicking lots of buttons to export your maps.
You can keep yourself centered in making art, and not having to switch from artistic state of mind to technical stuff all the time.
FEATURES: - Easy buttons to export your model with or without UVs/Maps. - Export your model in low resolution for realtime 3D with one click. The button does all the work, and then restores the resolution level that you were using. - Icon for preparing your model for checking: one click action to flip UVs, view face direction, and apply a checker. - Visual selector with 18 checker patterns: multicolor, monocolor, stripes, squares, letters and numbers, dots, circles, and others. An always at hand resource for checking UVs in ZBrush! - Visual icons that run special brushes for moving vertices, edges, and faces so you can retouch a UV map inside ZBrush. - Smart one click button: Prepare for Polypaint. - Smart one click button: Create and export texture from polypaint. - Normal Wizard: asks you questions and creates and exports your normal map. - Displacement Wizard: asks you questions and then creates and exports your displacement map. - Visual access to classical UV mappings like planar, box, cylindrical, or spherical. - Other buttons for quick access to unwrapping and UV sizes, and setting your mesh to the lowest or highest resolution.
Power Maps is a must have for UV mapping and map creation in ZBrush!
COMPATIBLE WITH: ZBrush 2019, ZBrush 2021 and up.
Added "Copy UVs" and "Paste UVs" and "Work on Clone" buttons for those who want to have them here too.
00| Release v.1.5 | Standard License | about 2 months ago
This plugin is more of a custom UI than a plugin in my opinion. There are some special scripts, macros and wizards but they are not that useful to me. It may save a click or two here and there but I personally havent found a use for anything else in it too really.
The reason I purchased this was that I hoped it would help an experienced experimental hobbyist like me with the normal maps mainly but others as well. I didnt need help with the UVs at all because thats what I mostly experiment with using noise.
The creator is helpful and responds fast if you have questions about the plugin.
Edit- Well, the creators responded to my review so I rephrased to be more clear hopefully and increased the stars because understandably people dont like negative reviews about their hard work, 02 January 2021.
We provide a tutorial, a video, and customer support. We're sorry it was not useful for you. What this plugin does it to save work and help to make maps in a faster and easier way, as the description says. It actually includes many macros and wizards. In our own job as 3D modelers, this plugin has become very useful for saving time.
The plugin can help a hobbyist too but will not make the UV maps for itself as you wanted. But it is said in the description, video, and tutorial.