Zero Brush Blender Addon

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Zero Brush has been featured on,, and dozens of other websites. Zero Brush transforms Blender into a powerhouse production studio taking the grunt work out of painting, sculpting, material baking and more for both Blender Render and Cycles.

Zero Brush (features overview)

• Instant painting in Cycles and Blender Render
• Auto convert imported assets to be Cycles paintable
• Auto convert between Cycles and Blender Render
• Seams recognition and auto UV creation
• Easy layer management (position, hide, delete layers)
• Smart layers that produce expected results
• Easy one button texture brush/brushes loading
• Save to folder, export and reload layers options
• Quick Lights (instant light rig for Cycles when needed)
• Enhanced layout and brush performance
• Instant normal mapping (from multires or object-to-object)
• Merge any number of bump/normal maps to a single map
• Zero setup baking for all BR & Cycles bake operations
• Bake To Individual maps & materials or single
• Bake multiple Cycles or BR materials of any type all at once
• Instantly bake uv mapped (or non-mapped) objects
• Brush Hardness (like Photoshop) slider
• Brush loading options such as decal or stencil
• “New Merged Layer” Make new layer from selected layers
• “Distraction Free Mode” paint and sculpt with no distractions
• “Precise Paint Mode” Accuracy for brush and stencils

Paint & Sculpt instantly

Zero Brush takes care of the grunt work when painting, sculpting & baking in Blender. Switch between painting in Cycles or BR without a second thought.

Simple To Install And Use

Zero Brush is simple to install. Checkout the manual below and the feature demonstration playlist at the top of this page (CLICK TO SEE FEATURE PLAYLIST).

Brilliant UI & Design

Position, delete and add layers all from the 3D view. Press space for the brush selection menu. Load one or folders of images as decal, stencil and other brush types. Tons of simple intuitive enhancements including a “brush hardness” slider.

One Button Baking

Bake materials & normal maps (with or without uv mapping first) and more using either Blender Render or Cycles at the press of a button.The resulting bakes are instantly added as regular ZB layers and can be positioned, merged and blended like any regular layer.

Always Stay Up To Date

Zero Brush has been updated more than 30 times since its creation in 2014 (SEE UPDATE LOG HERE). All customers receive updates the instant they’re available ensuring Zero Brush is always working and taking advantage of the latest tools and Blender API changes.


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  1. Mainman002 says:

    Thank you! sorry I’m still learning how this site works. I got kind of confused cause my purchase date was mentioned so I figured the download would be the older version and not the newest update. (or maybe I missed some sort of version button?) anyway thank you for your fast response and amazing updates!

  2. Sensei Sensei says:

    @MAINMAN02 Thanks. Sure. You should be able to log in to your account though and download the latest version by clicking on the link under where it says “Purchase History”.

  3. Mainman002 says:

    First off Thank you @Sensei for this amazing Addon! I can’t imagine painting without it! also is it alright if you can re-activate my download link? I think I missed the latest update 2-3 weeks-ish ago (I’ve been busy working outside and missed the update download period)

  4. Sensei Sensei says:

    @Anonymous (August 11, 2016 at 12:52 am):

    Click the “Download Manual” button above on this page to download the Zero Brush manual. On the last page an example is given on how to adjust any of the hotkeys. The specific example it uses is your exact question. Thanks.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I bought Zero Brush and is amazing also Im using Hard Ops and shortcut is Q , after installing Zero Brush shortcut is owerwriten with Zero Brush Q. How can i set up custom shortcut for Zero Brush to Ctrl +Q or any other optioon ? Duh… nvrmind figured out! Read back of ZB manual. Thanks Sensei!

  6. Sensei Sensei says:

    @Anonymous July 6, 2016 10:17 pm, Absolutely!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I mostly use a portable version of Blender as I don’t work a just one computer. I was wondering if Zero Brush would work with the portable version of Blender which I run from a flash drive.

  8. ChristianFH says:

    Best money i’ve spent in a long time – worth every penny and then some.

  9. Igor says:

    I have been a Zero Brush user since the first free version, so I decided to buy the full addon. It was worth it! You have done a wonderful job, thank you.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this great work! Appreciated!

  11. CCL_sama CCL_sama says:

    Same here! Thanks for the manual :)

  12. wiggly says:

    Many thanks for the manual. I appreciate the effort put into producing it. Zero Brush is easily my favourite Blender tool.

  13. Sensei Sensei says:

    @ Anonymous October 29, 2015 8:55 am:

    Press Ctrl-X or Ctrl-F to rotate your brush.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Would it be possible to add brush rotation feature.

  15. Anonymous says:

    love 3d

  16. CCL_sama CCL_sama says:

    Thx for the fast reply Sensei :) I have already watched all the great videos about Zero Brush and I love it so far! Thx for the answer. I can live with that :P Keep up the good work Sensei!

  17. Sensei Sensei says:

    Hi CCL_SAMA. Thanks for buying Zero Brush. At the top of this page is a video playlist (note the word “playlist” in the top left corner of the big video). Press it, and you will see scores of videos all related to learning Zero Brush.

    Once the link expires… it expires. Measures have to be taken against assholes who might redistribute the link. You’re free to back up your own files however, which I would recommend. The site does not currently have a section dedicated to individual account purchases. If you for some reason need to download them again, there’s information in the receipt email about how to contact me and I can re-send you an active download link at any time.

  18. CCL_sama CCL_sama says:

    Hi Sensei! I’m new here and just brought Zero Brush 1.5 and got a link to the file which expire in 72 hours. I coudn’t find any information what I have brought so far though. Could you be so kind and explain me how things work here? What happens when it expired and I want to download it again? Is there a section where I can see what I brought so far? Is it implemented into my account? Please enlighten me :)

  19. Anonymous says:

    Its possible to adjust the levels of the painting and texture with your addon? Its possible to paint vertex color paint with hair? It would be interesting painting volumetric clouds:-)

  20. Anonymous says:

    Your rock! I am your fan ! Your contribution is excelsior! Please, make a visual pose library for animation! Thanksssss!!!

  21. Sensei Sensei says:

    Instructions on using and loading stencil brushes can be found in the above video playlist by clicking the “playlist” button in the top left corner of the video and selecting video number 24 of 32 (24/32) “Brush Loading Options In Zero Brush 1.5”. If you want to get straight to the stencil stuff start at 6:05.

  22. Anonymous says:

    hi, I wonder whats about stencil brush to use with Zero Brush? Did not find any hint to stencil in your videos.

  23. Sensei Sensei says:

    Zero Brush was developed for Sensei Format originally so it is an integral part of it. If you want to use Zero Brush alone you need to purchase the full addon.

  24. Anonymous says:

    i just wondering – is there will be lite version of zerobrush or it will be only in sensei format pack?

  25. Anonymous says:

    Zero Brush 1.5 Lite – link go to same place as Zero Brush 1.5 Full. And because of this unclear how to download lite version?

  26. Sensei Sensei says:

    Yes indeed. I’ve already updated it along with a few new features and bug fixes. Current customers have already been sent this update as well. Was going to post the changes and updates today but got backlogged. Will be posting them soon but if you buy it right now you’re getting the updated version.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I´m gonna buy this addon as soon as I can, the auto UV looks time saver!

  28. Anonymous says:

    I left stating who the author

  29. Sensei Sensei says:

    Thanks raziel_henzo. A little annoyed that so many people on that thread seem to think you the poster are also the creator of the addon, but that’s not really your fault. May want to mention that next time though.

  30. korbendallas says:

    Hello, I would like to know if you will had a symetry paint tool in the futur? not from the Uv’s but from topology’s mesh (sorry for my poor english ^^)
    Thanks for this tool!

  31. Rickbischoff says:

    Coming from a traditional painting background, I have to say wow, Zero Brush seems to be the most natural approach to “coloring, painting, texturing” in blender. !! thnx!! SENSEI !!

  32. Anonymous says:

    Super easy to install now(Bonus). Loving it!! Will be able to truly dig in and give it a thorough test drive tomorrow. Once again Senseii has kicked serious ass!!

  33. Sensei Sensei says:

    Wow, thankyou very much. To anonymous who made a donation. If you’d like to be featured as a Contributor on upcoming videos feel free to shoot me an email at and I’d be glad to include you. Thanks

  34. Anonymous says:

    Yes!!! Looks amazing!!! Installing it today!! You freakin rock Senseii!!! Will buy some gear/donate soon.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Just donated $50 U.S. in celebration of ZeroBrush 1.5 that works with Cycles! Thanks for all of your hard work.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

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