Update: Allegorithmic Substance Designer 2018.3

Update: Allegorithmic Substance Designer 2018.3

If you’re a current license holder of Allegorithmic Substance Designer or have the Substance Pro – Annual Plan, download this free update today! They’ve made numerous technological enhancements and improved and simplified the ease of use and workflow.

A few of the updates include:

Tab / Spacebar

Call up the node list in the graph by pressing either Tab or the spacebar. 

Tab Spacebar

Flow Highlight

This makes it easier to see what's happening in your node graph.  Select a single node and see all the parent nodes that are connected.

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This helps with the readability of the graphs. “In the graph view, you can now see which node is displayed in the 2D View, which is in the 3D view, and which is displayed in the Properties window. There’s also a nifty badge which will let you know whether there’s a function error on a node.”


Other UX updates include a Graph Search Tool, Graph Tabs, and Breadcrumb.

New Content

The PBR Render node is new and it renders your PBR material (base color/metallic/roughness).  “Just plug in a PBR material and an HDR map. This allows you to simulate full material lighting within a single map. Combine this new node with a custom procedural environment map and create beautiful thumbnails in seconds.”

Other improvements include Faster Ray Tracing and Python API.

To see the full list of changes, improvements, and bug fixes, see the Updates tab on the product page.


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Posted by Michele Yamazaki