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Midweek Motivation: Using Substance – Texturing the Final Fantasy VII Remake

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Learn how Square Enix, the makers of the Final Fantasy VII remake, utilized Substance Painter and Substance Source to texture almost all the environments and characters of the game, while maintaining the original 90’s aesthetics.

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII – Substance Helps Remake a Classic

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Since games these days are generally based on PBR (physically-based rendering), that was of course one of the common standards we used for characters and background art in FFVIIR. For PBR, we used the Substance Painter guide as a base, and applied the same standards to UE4. Characters and backgrounds also use the same baking parameters for normal maps and ambient occlusion maps, which helps them mesh with each other in-game.

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Posted by Kim Sternisha