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Old 04 April 2012   #16
New Brushes coming by the end of the week!

I have some brushes in the making. It will be a new set of Natural Brushes including more leaves, wood grain, wood stamps, wood carving stroke brushes and some more. If you would like to see anything added to this let me know.

Old 04 April 2012   #17

Can everyone tell me which brushes they are having problems with and if they are using the package download or individual brushes?

Use this form so I can trouble shoot it
just answer each question simply, yes/no or N/A or the info it asks for

1. I am using ZBRUSH Version -

2. I have tried re-installing Zbrush -

2b. Re-installing worked! -

3. I have tried Upgrading to version R3 -

3b. Upgrading worked! -

4. The following brushes do not load alphas -

5. I am using the packaged versions of the follow brushes -

6. I do not see alphas at all -

7. I get the following error when loading brushes -

8. I have used other custom brushes with no problem. -

9. Are you using the "trial"?

If you have anything you want to remain anon on here email me your info at

I need this information from everyone that is having problems to fix it
So please fill this out if you have issues.

And if anyone has installed all packages and not had ANY issues. Please let me know as well.

Old 04 April 2012   #18
Possible 100% fix for Missing Alphas...

Ok so here is what I know. Apparently Z4R3 is compatible with 2048px alphas. Which a lot of the brushes are using.

So far this has worked 100% of the time from what people have told me. Upgrade to R3, if that doesn't work. Uninstall and upgrade again.

Another issue. The lag issue. I might at some point... Downres all of the alphas to 512 so they are backwards compat with all versions of Zbrush back to 3. This will take a lot of time to do, b/c I have to downsample each alpha, reimport and resave each brush. Then reupload to the site and repackage etc etc. I have tested it and I believe it fixes the lag issue as well as the back-compat issue.

If I do this I will package all of my alphas in 2048 to give away in a separate package.

I am going to do some more testing before I go through all of this trouble. So if anyone else could test upgrading to R3 if you are having alpha issues and post. This would help me very much. Remember I am doing this for the good of the community. I expect nothing in return. So a little help would go a long way


Old 04 April 2012   #19
Ok so here is what I am going to do. Pixologic was not able to recreate this issue on their end with any of the brushes. They even got them working in Z2,Z3, and Z4. This seems like a local issue and who knows what causes it. So I am going to take Nick Miller's script that he created for resizing and saving alphas. And thank you very much for this! I will batch them all as 512's and set a package for each set in 512. So anyone that wants can have a smaller version. This will take some time, even with the script. So it might be a while. I am also planning on saving the alphas out in hires for anyone that wants them and give those packages away. So this will give an option to anyone that wants to keep the hires alphas. Also Z5 is supposed to support very high res alphas from what I am told. So everyone keep an eye out for this. And thank you Nick for your help. This will save me a lot of time!

Old 04 April 2012   #20
New packaging with Alphas included!!!

Update! I have packaged each Brush individually with the highest resolution alpha that was made to create the brush as well as the icon. Just click on the icons and download the brushes again if you want them individual. Each one is RAR'd. The Packages have also been updated to include all of these RARs. This took a ton of time. So please be kind and enjoy!

I will eventually include an alpha only package for those that just want the alphas!

I will create some new brushes soon!

As always, Enjoy!

Old 04 April 2012   #21
Great stuff, thank you. As soon as im finished with my actuall work i will test them ( downloaded the terra and the nature sets). The wood carving sounds very interessting.
Old 04 April 2012   #22
New Brush Set Available!

I created a small set just for fun.

Let me know what you think. Some of the settings for the fabric might need to be played with a little to get the desired results. They work fairly well with a wacom. I used a few pen pressure settings. Adjust what ya need

As always!

Old 04 April 2012   #23
Awesome brushes for 3D-Coat. Thanks!
~~Phil Nolan
3D Modeler & Texture Artist
Sculpt first, Polygons later

Old 04 April 2012   #24
Double post
~~Phil Nolan
3D Modeler & Texture Artist
Sculpt first, Polygons later

Old 04 April 2012   #25
Update! New Brushes Coming Soon!

I am in the process of making more clothing brushes. I will be making several new stitch brushes upon request If anyone needs anything clothing wise, such as a specific stitch (each stitch will be originally vector to get very high resolution images), type of fabric, or anything, let me know. This set might take quite a while to make. So keep an eye out!

And thank you very much everyone for your continuing support.

Also I will be starting my blog soon. You might have noticed I added a blog and tutorials section to my site. So those will be up soon.

And lastly; I would like to thank Phil Nolan - Modeler / Animator He has generously taken the liberty of converting them to 9 .PenPack files for use in 3D-Coat. So he sent them to me. Run over to the site and grab them if you would like. There is also a thread to follow on there as well.

Thanks again Phil!

And everyone else, keep an eye out for updates asap!

Old 05 May 2012   #26
I did not post them here from lack of time. But there are some mech brushes available for download on my site. I will also be adding a complimentary set for them soon!
Old 05 May 2012   #27
New Set! Alphas Only!

Here is my new set. Sorry alphas only this time. I had problems getting the stitches to work like the zipper brushes. If anyone would like to give it a try and send them back if you get them working correctly, that would be awesome. I would give full credit of course!

Hope everyone enjoys!

Old 05 May 2012   #28
New Premium Mech Set!

Now available! My first set of Premium brushes. Do not fear though, not all brushes are going to cost you from now on. These brushes took a long time to make and are well worth the $2.00. More free brushes coming soon! I am now working on another set to follow these that will be free! Enjoy!


Old 09 September 2012   #29
Brushes Bundled!

Update! I have had a TON of requests for this. I have created a bundle of all of my brushes in one set! I have them hosted on a new website for bandwidth reasons. I will be posting a new set in the next few days! Please stay tuned and check out the new site in the meantime

As always I will post updates and new brushes on my portfolio site. Once you click on the new brushes you will be redirected to vfxmill. Enjoy!

go to vfxmill

go to my portfolio site

As always!

Old 09 September 2012   #30
Screwhead Brushes now Available!

Here is a small set of screwheads I was just playing around with. They are hosted at And will be from now on. Take a look! I hope you enjoy.

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