Zu3D is using the wrong camera

If you are using Zu3D on a laptop you might find that it's showing you the picture coming through your built in webcam rather than the separate camera.

Go to Settings > Camera Settings and choose the correct camera


Go to Settings>Camera and tick the webcam you want to use.

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My camera doesn't seem to work with Zu3D?

The first thing to do is to check that your camera is being recognised by your PC.
To do this download the Microsoft test utility by clicking on this link:
Unzip the downloaded file, and run the file amcap.exe.  If your camera is working you should see the live image on your screen.    If you don't see the image from your camera in AM Capture you need to check that the camera is installed and connected correctly.
If you do see the image in AM Capture but it is still not working in Zu3D please contact us via the support form providing as much information as possible about your camera and any error messages Zu3D produces. 

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I can’t focus my animation webcam

The Zu3D Animation webcam has a black plastic ring around the lens twist this to focus. (It sometimes can be quite stiff and requires some force to free it up.)
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My webcam still doesn't work after checking all the above

If you have checked all the above and your webcam still doesn't work, it may be faulty. If you purchased it from us, please get in touch and we will arrange a replacement if it is deemed faulty.

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What is the difference between Zu3D M and Zu3D 3.0 (Studio3 and Original)

Zu3D M was released in 2016 and retains all the features of Zu3D 3.0 whilst being built for the future. Green Screening and Video Editing features have been improved and you can now use an iOS device as a remote camera. (Windows only)
Zu3D 3.0 projects and Zu3D M projects are not compatible between versions.

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What is the difference between Zu3D Studio3 and Zu3D Original

Zu3D Studio3/Complete, is the full version of Zu3D complete with green screening and drawing tools.
Zu3D Express/Original just has the original features of Zu3D allowing you to capture animations, add sound, record sound and add text (titles/credits/speech bubbles)
Please note the equivalent of Zu3D Studio3 in Zu3D M is Zu3D Complete and Zu3D Original is Zu3D Express.

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My code has already been activated

If this is the first time you have installed Zu3D, it may be that your computer is not retaining the activated code due to the permissions on your computer. Please contact us via the Support Page ,send us your code, we will reset it and send you instructions on how to activate ZU3D so that the activation is retained.

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I need to put Zu3D on a different computer

Your code allows you to put Zu3D on one computer at a time, if you need to transfer Zu3D to a different computer, please send us your code via our Support Page and we will reset it for you so you can activate Zu3D on the new computer.

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I am having problems installing Zu3D on Windows 10

Zu3D is compatible with Windows 10, and should install normally. If you encounter a problem, please right click on the Zu3D icon and click 'Troubleshoot compatibility'

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I am having problems installing Zu3D on Windows XP

Zu3D M is not compatible with Windows XP, you will need to use Zu3D 3.0.089 which you can download from the Zu3D download page. It is an older version of Zu3D

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Does Zu3D work with Windows 8

Yes click here for support installing Zu3D with Windows 8.

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Why didn't I get sent a CD when I ordered Zu3D?

At Zu3D we like to keep everything 'digital' wherever possible.   This saves money and benefits the environment, as it requires no packaging or fuel miles for postage. 
It also makes it easier for us to send out updates as we can just update your download link.  
If you do want a hardcopy it is possible to order one for an extra £7.49 ex VAT.


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I have contacted you but not received a reply

We try our best to reply to all messages within 24 hours (weekdays) if you have not received a reply please do check your spam folder.
You can also call us on 033 33 44 5471

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Where is the Audio Library stored?

This is for Zu3D Studio3 only (Zu3D M has the Media Library built in)
By default, the audio library will be installed to:  
C:\Program Files\ZuLogic Ltd\Zu3D\Media Library\ 
In the single-user (ie, non-network) version of the Zu3D software, this path can be altered during installation.
While it is recommended that the audio library is installed to the local PC, it is also possible to install it to a network share, either via a mapped drive or UNC path.

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We use a proxy server - will Zu3D work?

Zu3D requires internet access for activation (single-user) and to allow animations to be uploaded to the online gallery. By default, it will use the same settings as your internet browser, but they can also be altered manually (if your proxy server requires a login, for example).
These settings can be found under 'Network Settings' in the 'Settings' menu.
If you are performing a network install of the software, and manual proxy settings are needed, they can be exported to a registry file for easy deployment using the button on the 'Advanced' tab in 'Network Settings'.

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Can I install Zu3D to a server, and run the program across the network?

No, Zu3D must be installed to each workstation.

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Zu3D needs to have .Net 2.0 installed first - where do I get it from?

.Net 2.0 can be downloaded from the Microsoft website: .Net 2.0
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How do I install .Net 2.0 on my network?

If you have an RM CC4 network; good news! It will be included in all of your workstation builds by default, so you don't need to worry.
If you have an RM CC3 network, and .Net 2.0 is not already installed, you can order a free copy from RM. More details here.
Instructions for deploying .Net 2.0 on a 'vanilla' Windows server network can be found here. Note: these instructions are for Server 2000, but apply equally to later versions of Windows Server.

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Does Zu3D work on a Mac?

Download the mac version from:

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Does Zu3D work on a thin client server?

Yes Zu3D works well using a thin client server. There are just a couple of things to be aware of:
  • You will need to make sure all the USB mappings are correct, so that Zu3D uses the right webcam on each computer.
  • Zu3D detects if multiple instances are running on the same PC and displays a warning message if they are.  You can just click "OK" on the warning
    message to run Zu3D without a problem, or there is a command argument you can
    add to the short-cut to suppress this warning as follows:
"C:\Program Files\ZuLogic Ltd\Zu3D\Zu3D.exe"–nowarning

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