About XMDmdunnam

Welcome to XMD!

A Little History

XMD is the brainchild of 3D Environment & VFX Artist Michael Dunnam. Having used ZBrush since 2005, Michael began to experiment with creating custom brushes in 2012. The XMD brand came about simply because looking through other artist’s brush creations in ZBrush, there were no X named brushes. Since ZBrush uses the first letter of the brush name as a hotkey, X seemed like a logical choice. And who doesn’t love a good X? Behold! XMD was at that moment, born! (MD being his initials of course).

The XMD ToolBox Plugin for ZBrush Released!

Finally we have released the XMD ToolBox after a very successful beta! This plugin is the ultimate organization tool for ZBrush.

You can find read the documentation here. Documentation also available offline within the Plugin.


The XMD ToolBox is available as a standalone or with the Life-Time Membership. (now available on Gumroad and Cubebrush. See links below)

Cubebrush ToolBox Standalone


Gumroad ToolBox Standalone


Cubebrush Life-Time Membership


Gumroad Life-Time Membership


ToolBox Features

  • The only way to truly organize ZBrush
  • ZBrush 4R8 Support!
  • Full Documentation
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Organize Alphas, Brushes and UI Layouts
  • Keep your brushes and alphas anywhere. Even on a thumbdrive. ToolBox don’t care!
  • Assign any brush or alpha to its own category
  • Choose from several color schemes
  • Filter brushes by Type
  • Filter alphas by bit & resolution
  • A search function
  • Name your UI Layouts for ZBrush whatever you want in a handy dropdown!
  • Add a description to any brush or alpha. You can put any information here you desire.
  • The XMD Brush sets are in their own dropdown ready to browse.
  • Tag your brushes and alphas for quick filtering.
  • Create favorite sets! This is a great way to keep your favorite brushes handy at all times. You can also use this to organize which brushes you are using on a specific project or scene.
  • The ToolBox supports any brush. Not just XMD!
  • Now with Mini mode (this reduces the screen space needed for the plugin!)

Life-Time Membership

Now available on Cubebrush and Gumroad!

With new brushes being released monthly, the XMD Membership was created. At first it began as a monthly membership and soon grew into a Life-Time membership. Michael loves helping out the art community as much as possible. So a Life-Time membership for a low one time cost is a great deal! Considering the XMD brand is not going anywhere anytime soon. You already receive over 1000 ZBrush brushes as well as some Substance and 3DCoat brushes immediately on joining. With 1000s of new brushes on the horizon, it’s only going to get bigger.





What you get with the membership:

  • Single User license to XMD ToolBox plugin for ZBrush (3 installs)
  • Access to the Facebook Private XMD Group
  • Behind the Scenes of what I am working on.
  • Get to chat with others in the industry.
  • Get to vote on upcoming brush sets.
  • 100s of Member Only ZBrush brushes.
  • Get to chat with me.
  • I show Work in Progress of current brushes.
  • You can get feedback on how to use any of my brushes (or how I intended them)
  • Take part in a quickly growing community! Everyone is very friendly đŸ™‚
  • This set includes everything and I mean everything!
  • You get a ton of brushes! Over 1000!

Here is what is included:

19 Subscription Only Sets:

  • Terrain Set 04
  • Photogrammetry Terrain Set 01
  • Noise Factory Alphas 01
  • Hair Set 02
  • Snow & Ice Set 01
  • Lunar Surface & Crater Set 01
  • Monster Mash Scales & Skin 02
  • Art Deco Trim Set 01
  • Photogrammetry Moss Rock Set – Part 2 of 2
  • Photogrammetry Rock Cliff Set – Part 2 of 2
  • Monster Set 01
  • Random Drag Brushes
  • Piece Terrain Set 01
  • Terrain Set 02
  • Wood Set 01
  • Terrain Set 03
  • Crack Set 01 (includes Substance Painter Brushes)
  • Architectural Set 01
  • Random Brushes Set 02

Monster Sets:

  • Monster Mash Starter Kit 01
  • Monster Mash Spike & Fin Set 01
  • Monster Mash Scales & Skin Set 01
  • Monster Mash Wings Set 01
  • Monster Mash Teeth Set 01
  • Monster Mash Tentacles & Tails Set 01

Premium Sets:

  • Gems Set 01
  • Master Cloth Set 03
  • Water Set 01
  • Medieval Set 01
  • Zombie Skin Set 01
  • Master Cloth Set 02
  • Cables & Wires IMM Curve Set 01
  • Ruins Mash Set 01
  • Pedestal Set 01
  • Skin & Decay Set 01
  • Master Cloth Set 01
  • KFJR Relief Carvings 01
  • Metals Dents & Welds 01
  • Photogrammetry Damage Set 01
  • Photogrammetry Moss Rock Set – Part 1 of 2
  • Photogrammetry Rock Cliff Set – Part 1 of 2
  • Skin Set 01
  • Skin Set 02
  • Arch Set 01
  • Terrain Set 01
  • Stroke Set 01
  • XMD/KFJR Screw & Bolt Set
  • Crack Set 1001
  • Creature Set 1
  • Creature Set 2

  • All Texture Sets
  • My How to Make Zbrush Brushes Tutorial
  • All 196 Free Brushes Included for Ease of Download
  • 150+ 3D Coat Brush Sets
  • And MORE!