Pixologic, Inc. will be unveiling its ZBrush version 1.5 at the upcoming MacWorld Expo 2002 (July 17-19, 2002, Booth #1446) and SIGGRAPH (July 23-25, 2002, Booth #5048). ZBrush is a 2D and 3D image creation and processing application, powered by a real-time rendering engine. Based on proprietary "Pixol" rendering technology, ZBrush enables artists to paint with color, material, texture and depth as well as manipulate the canvas and sculpt and texture 3D models. Zbrush offers the benefit of pixel-to-pixel control (like a 2D painting program), with the real-time power of 3D modeling and rendering engine (like a 3D application). The new version of the ZBrush digital art creation program features a comprehensive collection of 2D and 3D painting, texturing and modeling tools, enhanced lighting and rendering options, and a customizable streamlined interface. Pixologic is offering a limited opportunity to purchase ZBrush at the current price of US$292.50 and receive a full upgrade to version 1.5 free of charge. The current version of ZBrush, version 1.23b, is downloadable online from www.ZBrush.com
. Following its release at MacWorld and SIGGRAPH, ZBrush version 1.5 will retail for US$399.