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Update: Allegorithmic Substance Painter 2.2, with New Material Layering, is now available

Update: Allegorithmic Substance Painter 2.2, with New Material Layering, is now available

This version includes the new Material Layering feature as well as improvements to shelf search, projection painting, new scripting capabilities and updated mask generators. Plus watch the first ever Substance Days Livestream, Today, Friday July 22, at 7pm PST.

Substance Painter is a 3D painting software allowing you to texture, render and share your work.

What's new in version 2.2?

New Feature: Material Layering

We referred to Material Layering in a previous blogpost, and it's now available as a full-fledged feature. With Material Layering, you can now visualize complex shaders on your asset directly in Substance Painter for highly accurate views of in-engine results and extreme material definition!

With a few simple tags inserted in the shader, Substance Painter automatically generates a custom user interface for easy material blending and mask painting.

The resulting masks are automatically exported along with a description file of which materials were blended and how, making them readable by any engine and coverted into working materials.

Improvements

Shelf Search

The first step in our shelf makeover is a new way to search for assets in the shelf and in the mini-shelves. A comprehensive list of tags along with a fuzzy search algorithm makes finding the right asset much easier across the board. A lot of other shelf improvements are underway for the next few releases.

Projection preview

You can now choose which channel is used for the projection overlay, allowing you to visualize the most useful channel when projecting decals or skin details, for example.

Bakers scripting

The scripting API has been expanded to allow scripting of the baking process, taking Substance Painter a step closer to being fully automatable.

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Sale ends today, Friday, July 22, 2016.

Join Allegorithmic for Substance Days in Streaming

Follow the Livestream of the first-ever Substance Days starting this Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. PST (10 p.m. EST) to see the Allegorithmic keynote address, followed by a full day of Conference Sessions featuring industry all-stars on Saturday, July 23.

Posted by Kim Sternisha