Substance Designer 3 is the tool of choice for all your texturing work, whether you are working on Games or Animation/VFX. It has been already chosen by numerous, prestigious and overall great studios over the world as a hub in their pipeline, and for good reasons: Substance Designer includes dedicated and empowering features and tools such as an amazing batching system, letting you batch process numerous meshes and textures at the same time, a live link with Adobe Photoshop letting artists use the tool they want for the job, powerful preset filters and more to speed up texture creation time, all this in a unique non linear environment. Compatible with Substance Player, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Flame, Unity and Unreal Engine.
Paint in Adobe Photoshop and visualize your layers directly in Substance Designer!
Substance Designer lets you load and link .PSD files right within your graph and pick the layers you want to use as independent nodes. Do a modification in Photoshop, the corresponding layer will automatically be updated in Substance Designer!
The unique 3D Views allows you to have a visual feedback of your substance directly on your mesh.
Textures are meant to be used on 3D meshes. With 3D View, you can get an instant feedback of your work-in-progress texture directly on your mesh, saving you lots of time.
Now supporting tesselation and multi-material, the 3D View lets you see what the final material will look like, with the shader of your choice.
Substance Designer allows you to directly extract the following maps from your mesh:
Use what is needed, whatever the situation and your preference: save hundreds of hours by not having to constantly go back and forth between different applications.
Our new bitmap painting editor comes in 3.1 with a bunch of unique features to help you creating textures faster than ever:
Thanks to Substance Batchtools, replicate your most common operations on all your assets, helping you save tons of time. This batch/scripting capabilities are truly unique in the industry!
NB: Substance Batchtools can be used only with Substance Designer license, and cannot be shared/distributed with any other program.
A lots of content is embedded with Substance Designer, allowing you to create wonderful graphical effects for your textures:
The graph editor is the core of Substance Designer, allowing you to produce content in a non-linear / non-destructive authoring process.
You are free to make any change you want at any time, and all your changes will automatically be applied to all the outputs of your substance (diffuse, specular, normal, etc), so you can create and edit complete texture sets in a much faster way than with traditional tools.
Non-Destructive authoring workflow means you can revert all the actions you are making without losing any of your work. No more "I can't come back to that point"!
Our familiar layer based system is here to help any artists to create content in an easy and friendly way.
Layers based system has been made for artists not so familiar with the graph editor. This system allows you to create textures and add effects as you would do in other authoring tools. And in case you want to have more controls, Substance Designer will automatically create the corresponding graph when you create effects in the layer mode.
Substance Designer allows you to make all your textures tile in an automatic way.
You don't need to rework your photo to make it tile before creating your texture.
Just import your resources into Substance Designer 3 and make them tile automatically!
Bitmap2Material Lite is an incredibly powerful filter that helps you generate full, seamlessly tiling materials from any bitmap image.
This Lite version of Bitmap2Material is embedded with Substance Designer, to create materials from any picture or photo.
And you can of course use regular Bitmap2Material inside Substance Designer for more control on your materials!
The unique FXMaps technology allows you to create animated and parametric noises.
FX-Map allows you to create procedural images. It is one of the most powerful features of the Substance technology.
The most common uses of FX-Maps are creating repetitive patterns, such as stripes and bricks, and noises, such as Perlin, Brownian and Gaussian. Noises are particularly useful in creating organic, natural-looking textures like dirt, dust, liquid spatters and so on.
What's new in version 3.7.1:
Opening an sbs opens the dependency graph instead of the sbs graph.
Normal Map format consistency
3D View: bad filtering for textures over 1024*1024
3D View: Relief shader crashing SD with integrated graphics and other hardware.
3D View: OBj files crash SD when loaded
2D View: black diagonal line
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