by Shape-Shift in Addons

Z-Shot turns 3D objects into alpha brushes, trims, masks, decal textures or icons. Blender 4.1 ready.

Lightweight and straightforward

There is no preparation like scene setup, camera placement or fiddling with shaders necessary – simply choose a mode, adjust your output settings, hit the render button, and it's done.
Canvas size and aspect ratio are handled automatically with a few comfortable settings. 

Fast and effortless results

Rendering usually does not even take a second. Currently, the following modes are included:

  • Alpha Brush
  • Height
  • Normal
  • Curvature
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Vertex Color
  • Opacity
  • BSDF Base Color, Metallic, Roughness, Emission, Alpha
  • Custom (do your thing while Z-Shot holds the camera)

You receive either sRGB, linear grayscale or linear color images depending on the render mode – don't worry about color space shenanigans. Output file formats are either EXR (16/32 Bits), TIFF (8/16 Bits) or PNG (8/16 Bits).

Channel Packing

Easily combine your existing or previously rendered maps in channel packed RGB(A) maps with the Channel Packing mode. 

Trim creation for Trimflow
Using the Trimflow add-on? Z-Shot 1.2.0 comes with a little helper for rendering Trims with Head and Tail sections (see gallery image). It eliminates the need for calculations and can automatically write a JSON file that Trimflow can read!

Links & Support

Online documentation
Join Discord server
Thread @ Blender Artists

1.2.0 Release notes:


  • New Trimflow Canvas function to assist the trim creation for the Trimflow add-on


  • Fixed a bug that caused Z-Shot on Blender 4.1 to save rendered images at the wrong directory when the path was set to '//'.

1.1.0 Release notes:


  • New render mode: BSDF Alpha (transparency)
  • Better handling of disabled objects
  • New option: Use Dithering
  • New option: Pixel Filter Width
  • UI Tweaks


  • Channel Packer: Cancel operation if source image cannot be found
  • Issue when rendering Height set to 'Individual'

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Sales 100+
Published 3 months ago
Blender Version 4.1, 4.0, 3.6, 3.5, 3.4, 3.3
License GPL
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