Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Some GoZBrush issues solution in ZBrush4

Well, in some cases, you might have some big problems like GoZ does not appear in Maya; GoZ does not success; GoZ will launch multiple instances of maya.

GoZ to Modo was automatic. Thanks Pixologic and Luxology!

GoZ to Maya was..., well it didn't work. Thanks Autodesk!
^ ^

I found a solution in ZBrushCentral to fix these issues. Thanks ZBC! ^ ^

Here is the solution:

C:\Documents and Settings\your name\My Documents\maya\2011\prefs\shelves

(This is solved your GoZ shelf doesn't appear in your Maya shelf issue.)

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2011\scripts\startup\GoZScript.mel
C:\Documents and Settings\your name\My Documents\maya\2011\scripts
Then add one line into your userSetup.mel(if it doesn't exist just create it.)*1
eval ("source \"C:/ProgramFiles/Autodesk/Maya2011/scripts/startup/GoZScript.mel\"");

Open Maya, now you can see the GoZBrush shelf in your Maya shelf.

Open Shelf Editor, select GoZBrush then change to Edit Commands tab. Just add one more line below the first line*2:
source "C:/Users/Public/Pixologic/GoZApps/Maya/GoZScript.mel" ;
(This is solved GoZ launching multiple instances of maya issue and Maya→ZBrush does not success issue.)

That's done!

Now you can enjoy GoZ. Happy ZBrushing!^ ^

*1:You can locate userSetup.mel into C:\Documents and Settings\your name\My Documents\maya\2011\scripts
*2:Remenber add ";" in the end of each command line :
source "C:/Users/Public/Pixologic/GoZApps/Maya/GoZBrushFromMaya.mel" ;
source "C:/Users/Public/Pixologic/GoZApps/Maya/GoZScript.mel" ;


  1. working on windows7 and your solutions dose not prevent the launching of multiple maya instances comming from zbrush.
    what else could help, is there any security issues too?

  2. or how dose zbrush recognise maya is running where is it written? is it handled thou commandport?

  3. Sorry, I don't have win7...

    But the issue of GoZ launching multiple instances of maya is result from GoZScript.mel.

    You can try step3 again, and make sure that everything are doing correct.

  4. Thanks for this super duper solution!


  5. Thank very much , work fine for GOZ launch multiple instance of maya 2014 ,Win 7

  6. Had the same problem and this solution helped me, thanks!
    (Win8.1 Maya 2014 ZBrush 4R6)

  7. I done this all procedure, But it still opening another MAYA window. Viva Autodesk.
    Can you help me? I use MAYA2015 ,Brush4R6 and win7 64x.

    Actually I did same woke in my personal computer, it's work !! Thank you.