ZBrush - Installation

This tutorial will guide you through the installation process for ZBrush. 


Step 1. Go to the following website to activate your key --> Link

Step 2. In the area titled "CD Code" enter the key that was provided for you and hit Submit.


Step 3. Upon clicking the "Submit" button the page will update to request your email address.

Step 4. After entering your email address the page will update to show the ZBrush version.  Before proceeding, please ensure that you are receiving the correct platform (Mac or Win).  You will also be asked for your personal information.  If you already have an account with Pixologic, you will see that this info has already been filled in for you.  Simply verify that everything is accurate before proceeding.  If you do not have an account, you will need to fill in all required information before proceeding.

Step 5. To finish, click the "Register ZBrush & Generate Serial Key" button.

Step 6. You will now be provided with your ZBrush serial number. 

  PLEASE SAVE YOUR SERIAL NUMBER!  Should you ever need to install ZBrush again in the future, you will need it!  There is no need to keep a record of your CD Code as it cannot be used again.  Nor will you need to keep a record of your activation code, created when you actually activate any installation of ZBrush.

Your serial number and download link will also be emailed to you (check your Clutter folder for this email).  



Step 7. From your email, click on the ZBrush download link "Macintosh: Download your copy of ZBrush here".  This will be a .DMG file that will be directed to your Downloads folder.

Step 8. After this has finished downloading, go to your Downloads folder and double-click on the file.  The ZBrush installer will then launch.  Follow the steps to complete the installation of ZBrush.

Step 9. After the installation is complete, go to your Applications folder and launch ZBrush.


Step 10. Once the application launches, a splash screen will come up asking how you would like to activate the software.  Web Activation is strongly recommended. (Only choose Phone activation if your computer cannot connect to the internet).


Step 11. When selecting "Web Activation", this will launch your internet browser to a page that asks for your serial number, email address and computer description.  Click "Start Activation".

* Please use the same email address that you used initially (where your download was sent to).
* For computer description, use anything that you want to identify the specific computer that you are activating the program on.

Step 12. Upon submitting this form you will be given an activation key.  Click the button to "Click to Select", then press Ctrl+C (Windows) or Cmd+C (Mac) to copy it.


Step 13. Switch back to ZBrush and click the button to "Enter Activation Code".


Step 14. A new window will open with a red text line.  Click in that line and press Ctrl+V (Windows) or Cmd+V (Mac) to paste the activation code.  Now press Enter/Return to complete activation.  After following the activation instructions, ZBrush can be used immediately.  

* Your activation code will also be emailed to you.  Once ZBrush has been activated, you can delete the email with your activation code since that code will never be used again.  Any time you need to reactivate ZBrush you will need to start again with a fresh Web or Phone activation.

Step 15.  After Zbrush is installed, you should also register your copy of ZBrush with the Pixologic Support system, found at: http://support.pixologic.  A support account is REQUIRED to receive technical support for ZBrush by email or by phone.

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