ZBrush Hotkeys & Config Download

ZBrush: Preferences


On this page, you can download the C3dC ZBrush preferences for ZBrush 4r8 and ZBrush 2018. These files give you new hotkeys, menus and UI buttons.

The prefs don’t change the default hotkeys, they add additional hotkeys. This is the setup we teach from the create3dcharacters.com.

Super easy to install and uninstall, the files are tiny too, only 24KB.

Download here…

ZBrush Preferences v02 02: Config and Hotkeys File (24KB)

 

CONTENTS

The preferences contain…

ZBrush 4r8 and ZBrush 2018 files
Install_Instructions.txt: the full instructions for installation
ZBrushUIConfig(version number).cfg: the config file that stores the menus and UI buttons.
ZBrushHotkeys(version number).txt: a hotkeys file that contains the hotkeys
FactoryDefaultHotkeys.txt: the default hotkeys set should you need to return to them

 

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS

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

 
For full video instructions see below. Please do not redistribute these files, link to this page instead.

Contents (2:59 mins)

1.1 – Load Custom Config

Instructor

Andrew Silke

Software

ZBrush 4r8 & 2018

Last Updated

August 2018

1. Install Instructions (2:59 mins)

This video (below) will show you how to load the ZBrush Config and Hotkeys. We created this video for version 4r8, and the installation is identical for 2018. The Preferences are free for everyone.

In ZBrush Version 2018 Pixologic added new buttons such as Sculptris, so we have adjusted the top bar to suit.

See video (click below).

VIDEO 1.1 : LOADING THE C3DC CUSTOM HOTKEYS/WINDOW CONFIG (2:59 mins)

No. Video Points
1. Introduction (0:00)
2. Load Custom UI (0:25)
3. Close Windows Fix (0:50)
4. Close Side Windows (1:12)
5. Store Config (1:40)
6. Load Hotkeys (2:14)
7. Store Hotkeys (2:30)
8. Restore Standard UI (2:35)
Information
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.

IMPORTANT NOTE
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.
 

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS

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.
 

VIDEO NOTES

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.

Command Menu/Description Hotkey
Load UI Config Loads a custom UI config from a .cfg file on disk
Preferences > Config > Load Ui
None (C3dC)
None (default)
Store UI Config Stores the currently loaded UI Config for restart
Preferences > Config > Store Config
ctrl shift i (C3dC)
ctrl shift i (default)
Load Hotkeys Loads Hotkeys from a text file. Needs to be stored for restart.
Preferences > Hotkeys > Load
None (C3dC)
None (default)
Store Hotkeys Stores the currently loaded hotkeys and changes for restart
Preferences > Hotkeys > Store
None (C3dC)
None (default)