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Update: Adobe Substance Painter, Designer, Stager – Winter 2021 Release

Adobe has released some fairly big updates to Subtance: Painter now has Color Management with OpenColorIO, procedural modeling with particles was introduced into Designer, and Stager has improved performance, new selection tools, and more.

What’s new in Substance?

Substance Painter (Winter 2021)

The winter 2021 release of Substance 3D Painter brings a seismic update to color management, a whole heap of awesome new content, and more!

  • Substance 3D Painter now supports the OpenColorIO-based color management system
  • Painter’s color picker now also incorporates color management, in the same way that was previously implemented in the winter 2019 release of Substance 3D Designer.
  • Painter allows you to undock your 2D or 3D viewport, switching between views in this undocked space if needed.
  • an improvement to Painter’s auto UV unwrapping function, allowing you to avoid elongated islands.
  • New content
    • 11 new grunge maps
  • New Resources
    • Inflate/Shrinkwrap generator
    • Advanced Zipper tool
    • Glitter tool
    • Pocket tool/decal
    • Scar tool/decal
    • Tightening cord tool
  • Run JavaScript API functions in Python

Substance Designer (Winter 2021)

This release expands on the Substance model graph by introducing a new set of nodes allowing you to work with particle clouds in order to instantiate and drive your geometry.

  • Procedural Modeling with Particles
    • We expanded on the Substance model graph by introducing a new set of nodes allowing you to work with particle clouds in order to instantiate and drive your geometry. You’ll also be able to send your Substance model files directly to Stager and tweak them there thanks to the “send to” option.
  • The particle workflow introduces a new way of working with the Substance model graph
  • Send your SBSMs (Substance model files) directly to Stager, and tweak your models in the viewport before rendering your scene.
  • UX improvements
    • updated New Project window
    • Maximize current view
    • Close all packages
    • disable backface culling and display tangent and binormals too.
  • For those working with subgraphs, on image input nodes, you can now choose to inherit image properties from their input instead of their parent. Thanks to the “relative to input” feature, you can maintain image properties such as size and bit depth within the subgraph.

Substance Stager (Winter 2021)

The Substance 3D Stager team delivers improved performance, new selection tools, and more.

  • customizable with Substance models, materials, and lights
  • leverage Substance materials: your own or those from the 3D assets library.
  • added option to deselect the automatic UV unwrapping
  • New hotkeys to navigate the hierarchy of your elements.
    • marquee select tool
  • area lights have improved in real time, so they are more realistic, and therefore closer to the raytraced result.
  • PSD files are now rendered with multiple layers containing useful masks such as depth, object, and material IDs, on both CPU and GPU.
  • Stager now automatically detects compatible GPUs.

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In the Substance 3D ecosystem, smart creative apps and high-end content give you everything you need to make inspiring art. For the beginner and expert alike. The Substance 3D Collection includes Stager, Painter, Sampler, Designer, 50 assets (materials, models, and lighting) per month, 100 GB of Creative Cloud storage, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Fonts, Behance, and Adobe Portfolio.

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Enterprise provides the Substance Automation Toolkit and CAD import in Adobe Substance 3D Stager

In the Substance 3D ecosystem, smart creative apps and high-end content give you everything you need to make inspiring art. For the beginner and expert alike. The Substance 3D Collection includes Stager, Painter, Sampler, Designer, 50 assets (materials, models, and lighting) per month, 100 GB of Creative Cloud storage, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Fonts, Behance, and Adobe Portfolio.

Enterprise provides the Substance Automation Toolkit and CAD import in Adobe Substance 3D Stager.

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Posted by Kim Sternisha