Zero Brush Blender Addon

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Zero Brush is a sculpting and texture painting addon for Blender. It has been featured on Blendernation.com, Blenderbits.com, Evermotion.org and dozens of other websites and blogs. Zero Brush transforms Blender into a powerhouse production studio taking all the grunt work out of painting, sculpting, material baking, normal map creation and more for both Blender Render and Cycles.



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 and every topic including installation and full feature demonstrations are documented in the video playlist at the top of this page.


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.


Instant Baking & Normal Mapping

Bake materials, ambient, shadow and normal maps in both Blender Render & Cycles with the press of one button.The new baked layers are added to your regular layers and can be positioned, merged and blended like any regular layer.


Always Stay Up To Date

With your purchase you’ll receive software updates the instant they’re available ensuring Zero Brush is always working and taking advantage of the latest tools and Blender API changes.




or buy through the store, (you can pay with PayPal).


Zero Brush (full version)

• Paint and sculpt instantly onto any object
• Instant painting in Cycles or Blender Render
• Auto convert Cycles and BR (things you’re painting)
• Seams recognition and auto UV creation
• Easy layer management (position, hide, delete layers)
• Smart layers that actually produce expected results
• Easy one button texture brush/brushes loading
• Brush selection hotkey menu (Space-bar)
• Easy “save to folder” and export/reload layers options
• Glow layers emit light whether in Cycles or BR mode
• Hold Shift to erase paint, bump, mask and weight maps
• Instant animatable particle hair generation
• Simple material slider controls for painted objects
• Quick Lights (instant light rig for Cycles when needed)
• Paint-through, preview, shadows/shading quick buttons
• Enhanced layout and brush performance
• Auto convert imported assets to be Cycles paintable
• Instant normal mapping for objects sculpted with multires
• Instant normal mapping from high-poly to low-poly
• Merge any number of bump/normal maps into a single map
• Zero setup baking for all BR & Cycles bake operations
• Bake in Cycles and Blender Render modes
• Bake To Individual maps & materials or single
• Bake multiple (or Alchemy painted) materials in Cycles & BR
• Instantly bake UV Mapped (or non-mapped) objects
• Brush Hardness (like Photoshop) brush 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

Zero Brush LITE (free with Sensei Format)

• Paint and sculpt instantly onto any object
• Instant painting in Cycles or Blender Render
• Auto convert Cycles and BR (things you’re painting)
• Seams recognition and auto UV creation
• Easy layer management (position, hide, delete layers)
• Smart layers that actually produce expected results
• Easy one button texture brush/brushes loading
• Brush selection hotkey menu (Space-bar)
• Easy “save to folder” and export/reload layers options
• Glow layers emit light whether in Cycles or BR mode
• Hold Shift to erase paint, bump, mask and weight maps
• Instant animatable particle hair generation
• Simple material slider controls for painted objects
• Quick Lights (instant light rig for Cycles when needed)
• Paint-through, preview, shadows/shading quick buttons
• Enhanced layout and brush performance
• Auto convert imported assets to be Cycles paintable
• Instant normal mapping for objects sculpted with multires
• Instant normal mapping from high-poly to low-poly
• Merge any number of bump/normal maps into a single map
• Zero setup baking for all BR & Cycles bake operations
• Bake in Cycles and Blender Render modes
• Bake To Individual maps & materials or single
• Bake multiple (or Alchemy painted) materials in Cycles & BR
• Instantly bake UV Mapped (or non-mapped) objects
• Brush Hardness (like Photoshop) brush 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


  1. Anonymous says:

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

  2. Anonymous says:

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

  3. Anonymous says:

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

  4. 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 blendersensei@gmail.com and I’d be glad to include you. Thanks

  5. 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!!

  6. 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 !!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I left stating who the author

  10. Anonymous says:

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

  11. Anonymous says:

    blender 2.74
    you will upgrade to this version?

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

  14. Anonymous says:

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

  15. 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.

  16. Anonymous says:

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

  17. 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.

  18. Anonymous says:

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

  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. 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 :)

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. Anonymous says:

    love 3d

  24. Anonymous says:

    Would it be possible to add brush rotation feature.

  25. Sensei Sensei says:

    @ Anonymous October 29, 2015 8:55 am:

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

  26. wiggly says:

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

  27. CCL_sama CCL_sama says:

    Same here! Thanks for the manual :)

  28. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this great work! Appreciated!

  29. 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.

  30. ChristianFH says:

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

  31. 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.

  32. Sensei Sensei says:

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

  33. 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 ?

  34. 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.

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