New character pots, and what better way to start that with Chris Ayer's author of The Daily Zoo where he has been drawing an animal everyday for 15 years! Here I'm block modeling one of Chris's great characters. Tools used. 0:03 Image Plane Tool 0:07 Model Assets 0:08 Fix Viewport... read more →
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You can use the Fix Viewport tool in conjunction with our HDRI Skydome Browser. Take control over the Maya's viewport. This tool creates a viewport light and HUD with many controls. Create soft shadows in realtime and use in cunjunction with our HDRI Skydomes tool. For more information about this tool... read more →
New in ZooTools Pro 2.5.4. Make Maya's viewport look beautiful with the Fix Viewport tool. This tool creates a viewport light and HUD with many controls. Create soft shadows in realtime and use in cunjunction with our HDRI Skydomes tool. For more information about this tool visit this page. See... read more →
New Version: Zoo 2 version 2.5.4 is up This version sports three major tool upgrades to Maya Shaders, Maya Scenes and Fix Viewport. We've also added a brand new tool Focus Puller for managing depth of field. Be sure to upgrade with this version as we've also fixed some rare... read more →
Convert Renderer allows you to convert between Arnold, Redshift, and Renderman. This tool is easy to use, load your scenes and select the current renderer and destination renderer then run! We are looking into support VRay too. We support limited shader and light attributes, please see the Convert Renderer page... read more →
The Maya Scenes Browser, opens and imports Maya files. It comes with all our assets, Croc, Rhino Octopus and more, and you can save your own files and screenshots too. A massive thanks to all the super talented concept artists behind these designs. All 3d and other concepts by instructor... read more →
Create Image Planes effortlessly with just a double-click. Move and scale the images around your viewport, add multiple images. Copy/paste images into the browser and screen grab images too. This browser also has a lot of tag functionality for organising large image libraries. More more information see the Image Plane... read more →
Apply and manage displacement maps in seconds with the Displacement Manager tool. Easily apply and control vector displacement with Zoo Tools Pro. Supports Redshift, Arnold and Renderman for Maya. See the full tutorial on the Displacement Manager tool page. Credits Rhino by Andrew Silke (Instructor) Ear displacement by Andrew Camenisch.... read more →
Unfold Tube, instantly UV unwrap quad-mesh tubes and open-grids. Unwrapping objects in straight grids is a suprisingly common task, let Zoo instantly unwrap hair, grass, leaves, pipes, roads and more. To use this tool simply select the long edge along the tube and run. For more information see the Unfold... read more →
Control Creator in Zoo Tools Pro for Maya. Create and edit controls on live rigs. Rig FK joints. 200 included shapes and add your own controls too.
Transfer UVs/Shaders in Zoo Tools Pro for Maya. Great for transferring skinned meshes too. Original tool concept by Jason Dobra.
Build tubes/cables from curves easily from 2017 and up with Zoo Tools Pro for Maya. Robo 3d by Andrew Silke (Instructor/Tool Creator) 2d Concept by Guy Jameson and Dianna Hewitt
Zoo Tools Pro 2.5.3 has been released. This version features a big update to Motion Path Rig previously named Animate Along Curve. This tool now builds and rebuilds dynamically and new features have been added. Replace Shapes has some bug fixes and new features added to help match objects correctly. Our trigger backend has had an... read more →
Assign materials fast in Maya with Shader Presets for Zoo Tools Pro. Includes over 50 presets and add your own. Supports Arnold, Redshift and Renderman with VRay support coming soon. More Info see the Shader Presets Page. Model Van Credit: Bailey Smith Original Design: Anton Shameta
Add cloth wrinkles to any deforming meshes in Maya with NCloth Wrinkle Creator! In this demo we are using Maya's blendshapes and Wrinkle Creator together to create sofa/cushion wrinkles. See more at the NCloth Wrinkle Creator Page. See all tools at the Zoo Tools 2 Page.
NCloth Wrinkle Creator in Zoo Tools Pro. Add cloth wrinkles to skinned meshes in Maya! Albatross Short Film by Alex Karonis, Alex Jeremy and Joel Best. Croc 3d by Andrew Silke (instructor/tool creator). Based on art by Concept Art by James Castillo aka Murfish! Learn more at the NCloth Wrinkle... read more →
94 HDRI images are included with the Zoo Tools HDRI Skydome browser. And easily add your own images too. Massive thanks to HDR Labs, HDRI Skies and HDRI Haven for the included skydomes. For more info go to the HDRI Skydome Browser page. See all tools at the Zoo Tools... read more →
Rename objects effortlessly with Zoo Renamer! Renumber, auto-suffix, namespaces, index naming, replace suffix/prefix filter by object type and much more! For more information see the Zoo Renamer Page. See all tools at the Zoo Tools Pro 2 page.
This version features three new tools Animate Along Curve , Replace Shapes , Render Object Display , and large upgrades to our Installer and Preferences management. Modeling Align has a new function Place Objects on surface, where multiple object’s can be snapped to a single piece of geometry. There’s a new Getting Started Page and popup window will help you get up and running with... read more →
This version features three new tools Randomize Shaders , Zoo Select , Animation Paths , and a new installer and uninstaller. Many of our UIs have had a facelift with a new more modern button style. We’ve fixed a rare Maya 2022 startup error related to security issues. New Tool – Randomize Shaders: Randomize Shaders helps assign and manage... read more →
This version supports Maya 2022 (Python 3) and features six new tools. The Animation Toolbox which was previously named General Animation Tools has had a major upgrade. New hotkeys are included and many bug fixes and improvements. — New Tools — Randomize Objects Graph Editor Toolbox Bake Animation Numeric Animation Retimer Randomize Keyframes Scale... read more →
This version features a new tool Maya Shaders changes to Manage Nodes/Plugins, undo improvements and fixes and a major change to our backend code and UIs providing new UI features and better docking. Major UI Backend Changes: Assorted: This version features a significant backend UI re-write. – Improved docking by drag-and-dropping the Z... read more →
This version adds two new tools Maya Scenes and Manage Nodes . We’ve released a new Rig Pack . The Rhino model, Octopus and Robo rigs have been added. You can download those from the Zoo Tools Pro Install Page and browse the files in the new Maya Scenes tool. Create 3d Characters.com has had a major site upgrade and Zoo Tools... read more →
This version has another large upgrade to Spline Rig tool. Numerous bug fixes, small additions and Color Themes are instantly switchable in Maya 2020. The Zoo2 Help Page and all tools pages have been tweaked with new tool images and information. We have also begun backend work to better support the Hive autorigger, coming... read more →
This version upgrades the Spline Rig tool and fixes issues with Control Creator and Controls On Curve. Enhancement – Spline Rig: Spline Rig has had some large upgrades, space switching is now available by right clicking on any of the joints. You can now build the rig from either a spline, ik handle or start/end joints and the... read more →
In version 2.4.0 we have three new tools, Thick Extrude and Skinning Utilities and Reparent Group Toggle . Spline Rig is now interactive and can space switch, NCloth Wrinkle Creator can automatically generate thickness on thin meshes and Zoo Mirror Geo supports mirroring in object space after an object’s transforms have been frozen. We’ve simplified the latest version of Zoo Tools so that... read more →