As you know, ZBrush includes a tool called ZModeler for low poly and box modeling. But its interface is very different from what is usual: it's all text. Power Modeler is a ZBrush plugin that adds 27 buttons with icons. With it, you can use ZModeler in a much more powerful, easy, fast, and visual way. With Power Modeler you can use ZModeler in the same way as other 3D low poly modeling apps work: clicking on icons.
If you already use ZModeler, it will speed up your workflow and help you save time and work in a more visual and comfortable way. If you don't, and you come from other 3D applications, it makes easier for you to adapt to ZModeler and start using it.
FEATURES: - 27 buttons with icons that make ZModeler behave as toolbar icons in other 3D modeling applications: create polygroups for faces or loops, slide, move points, scale, inflate, twist, qmesh, and so on just clicking on an icon. No more text browsing, except if you want it. - Power Modeler helps you. It doesn't replace ZModeler, but it makes it much easier to use, faster, and more powerful - Box modeling and subdivision modeling is much easier with Power Modeler - It also has buttons for the most common actions like swapping between Gizmo and Draw mode, and a button to center the Gizmo if it doesn't appear where it should. - Quick access to the 3 polyframe view modes, easier than the tiny text default button. View faces, edges, or both clicking on a button - With just the Power Modeler palette, you can do all the low poly modeling. Set your plugins palette to the left or right tray, and get the maximum screen area for modeling
Power Modeler is a must have for low poly, box modeling, and blocking!
COMPATIBLE WITH: ZBrush 2019 and ZBrush 2021.5 and up.
Note: the plugin includes 2 versions in two different folders: for ZBrush 2019, and for ZBrush 2021. Be sure to install the right one, as the way ZModeler acts is different depending on the version.
The install now is easier: the plugin autodetects your ZBrush versions, so there is only one set of files.
We have also added 3 new icons: Polygroup Fill, Uncrease, and Slice Mesh. These 3 tools were added to ZBrush since version 2021.5, so if you install this plugin in 2019 you won't have those tools, but you can update ZBrush for free as explained in the zip of the product's readme. If you own 2021.5, 2021.6 or newer, you will see the new icons in the last row of the plugin.
We added instructions for installing, contacting, and upgrading in the readme.
Slice Mesh is an improvement of ZBrush that was introduced in 2021.5. We have been working in adding that and 2 icons more many weeks since then.
We just released today Power Modeler 1.9, that adds Slice Mesh, Polygroup Fill, and Uncrease. Please update the plugin, and read the install and upgrade instructions in the readme.
The plugin also doesn't modify any of your keyboard shortcuts. But if you hold the SHIFT key pressed while you click one of the icons, you replace the smooth brush for the icon you pressed. This is normal behavior of ZBrush. But you can just click the "Reset all brushes" button in our plugin, and smooth will work again, and be careful not holding shift while clicking the icons.
If you have feature suggestions, problems with the use or install or anything you need, please send a message through our profile. It is the best way of contact,
and we will do all that we can for solving any of your problems, and will take note of all your suggestions. Thank you.