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3D Painting Designer

Create, iterate

Substance Designer is the Ultimate 3D Material Authoring and Scan Processing Tool.
It has become the standard in the entertainment industry for PBR material authoring.

Scan Processing

Process scans thanks to filters and tools in an adapted to photogrammetry workflow.

Substance Designer features a complete set of tools and filters including: Crop Tool, Color Equalizer Tool, Extract Channels filters (Multi-angle to Albedo, Multi-angle to Normal, Normal to Height), Smart Patch Clone Tool, Smart Auto Tile Tool.

Import a wide variety of content

Import procedural sbs and sbsar files, hand-painted images, photographs, scans and geometry (.fbx & .obj). No need to worry about tiling, either – Substance Designer handles it automatically.

 

Real-Time Physically Based Viewport with Iray Path Tracing

Use the real-time PBR viewport to preview your work exactly as it appears in Unity and Unreal. Match any other game engine via custom shaders.
Create photo-realistic renders with Iray path-trace technology while working, embellish your work with Yebis post-production effects, and share portfolio-ready materials directly on ArtStation.

 

Powerful generators, tools and filters

Combine a large number of pre-set filters and tools for Procedural and Hybrid Workflows.
Access and modify the sources of all filters.

 

Material authoring

Create materials with full control and infinite variations.
Edit complete texture sets instantly and produce Substance textures and MDL materials that will be directly handled in your renderer or game engine.

Substance Files (.sbsar)

Create Substance files tweakable in-context

Tileable textures

Produce tileable textures up to 8K size with 32 bits floating

Materials

Produce MDL materials for Iray, V-Ray and Adobe Felix

Node-Based Non-Destructive Workflow

Substance Designer features 4 graphs types: Tiling textures, MDL materials, Math Functions and Noise Editor. Edit complete texture sets instantly with the procedural node-based non-linear workflow. Want to change something while you’re working? Make changes to any previous step while keeping your current work intact.

 

Node-based Graphs

MDL materials

Math Functions

Noise Editor

Integrated Full-Featured Bakers

Bake quickly and easily with a complete set of bakers. Create non-uniform (non-square) bakes up to 8K resolution with Substance Designer.

The bakers include: AO, normal, ID, height, curvature, position, polypaint, Bent Normals, Color Map, UV to SVG, Opacity Mask, Thickness, Transfered Texture, World Space Direction, World Space Normals.

 

Adapted to your workflow

Use the Substance material or export the textures to any renderer, game engine, DCC tool or portfolio site.

 

 

Polycount Greentooth Awards

2017 Winner

Exceptional Software and Exceptional Polycounters

CG Awards

2014 Winner

Best New Application

Find physically based, high resolution and tweakable assets for texturing.

Download and share community-created content under Creative Commons 4.0 “Public License”.