This video will show you how to load the ZBrush Config and Hotkeys. This video was created for version 4r8 but the installation is identical for 2018.
The config and hotkeys work well with ZBrush 2018 which is the upgrade from version 4r8.
If you are using version 4r8, please make sure you have ZBrush 4r8 installed with the Patch 2 upgrade . The Patch 2 update fixes many bugs and unfortunately makes our UI crash in earlier versions due to backward compatibility reasons.
1. Unzip the files and find the files for your version of ZBrush.
ZBrushUIConfig(version number).cfg: is the menus and buttons file
ZBrushHotkeys(version number).txt: is the hotkey file
FactoryDefaultHotkeys.txt is the default ZBrush hotkeys if you need to return to them
2. Load and Store the UI Files
Start ZBrush and find the following menu buttons and load and store the config (menu & buttons) file…
Load The Config
Preferences > Config > Load UI: then find ZBrushUIConfig(version number).cfg
Store The Config (for restart)
Preferences > Config > Store Config: Will store the config for reload
3. Load and Store the Hotkeys
Find the following menu buttons and install the hotkey file…
Load The Hotkeys
Preferences > Hotkeys > Load: then find ZBrushHotkeys(version number).TXT
Store The Hotkeys (for restart)
Preferences > Hotkeys > Store: Will store the hotkeys for reload
Please do not redistribute these files. For full video instructions see below.
This video shows how to install the Custom UI and Custom Hotkeys.
The Custom UI adds extra buttons to the window and gives two new menus which you’ll see docked to the left side panel. ZBrush is a relatively simple 3d program but it’s various buttons, and cumbersome interface can make it seem much more complicated. So the C3dC Custom UI takes the necessary buttons and places them in one easy to use location.
The Custom Hotkeys add extra hotkeys to those buttons that may be missing shortcuts. To find the hotkey of a button, hover over it with your mouse and the tooltip will let you know if one exists.
To see the default location of a button hold Ctrl while hovering over it. The tooltip will show the menu path in dark gray at the bottom of the description.
You can find the appropriate hotkeys notated at the bottom of each video. Both the default and C3dC hotkeys will be included.
Download The C3dC ZBrush UI And Hotkeys.