Pixologic have just released a new free version of their ZBrush sculpting application, ZBrushCore Mini. Details of the software from the homepage:
ZBrushCoreMini is all about sculpting. Start with a simple sphere or a stone block, then use a select group of the most popular digital sculpting brushes from ZBrush to add or remove material and simply... create! ZBrushCoreMini frees you to explore your imagination.
Once you are happy with your creation, it also provides an exciting new way to share your work with others, through the iMage3D format. On any website, this will simply appear as a regular 2D image. But other users of ZBrushCoreMini can open the file in full 3D!
And with 3D printers increasingly coming into their own, ZBrushCoreMini includes the ability to export your model for real-world printing.
Interestingly however, nowhere do they mention the major limitation of the Mini version, not even on the version comparison page. From the EULA:
ZBrushCoreMini is intended for educational purposes. It may not be used for commercial, professional and other for-profit purposes.
This non-commercial license will greatly limit what you can use ZBrushCore Mini for and is something you should be made aware of immediately. You can learn more about ZBrushCore Mini and see it in action in the video below.
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