Substance Painter is the reference 3D Painting app with never before seen features and workflow improvements to make the creation of textures for 3D assets easier than ever. It is acknowledged as the most innovative and user-friendly Texture Painter out there.
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July 27

Substance Painter 2017.2

This summer release introduces the concept of Anchor Points, or References, while also bringing new scripting options, new filters, and an overall performance boost.


Added :
- Anchor Points - Layer and Mask referencing system
- [Layer Stack] Ability to rename Fill and Paint Effects
- [Shelf] 4 New Fonts (Japanese + Simplified Chinese, Typewriter, Segment)
- [Performance] Project loading and stamping optimizations
- [Substance Source] Updated Substance Source plugin
- Added Splash Screen on startup
- [Scripting] Allow to query Texture Set Resolution
- [Scripting] Allow to get the status of the Painting engine


Fixed :
- [Tool] Performance issues when tweaking material parameters
- [Engine] Disappearing brush strokes when changing resolution (4K>2K)
- [Shader] Non-PBR shader doesn't work anymore
- [Sample] Meet Mat sample project Texture Set names are incorrect
- [Shelf] Shelf path in the user documents isn't created automatically
- Saving a project before creating a template returns write permission errors
- [Shelf] Make presets compatible with previous versions after an update
- [Bakers) ID Map Baking fail with Match By Name enabled
- [3D View] Tangent space is not synched with bakers

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June 20

Substance Painter - 2017.1 release

Today’s release marks the first iteration of our new number-less release cycle. Subsequent releases will be named after the current year rather than a major version number. But enough with the technicalities, here is what’s new in Substance Painter:

While we are hard at work on major features for the next release, today’s update is focused on content. We are bringing Substance Source and Substance Painter closer together and 300 new customizable alphas and patterns have been added to the Shelf, along with new and improved filters, new fonts and more!



Steam users will get free updates on Substance Painter 2 up to September 30, 2017.



2017.1

Changes
  • [Plugin] New Substance Source plugin (allow to download assets directly in the shelf)
  • [Shelf] 4 New Fonts (Japanese + Simplified Chinese, Typewriter, Segment)
  • [Shelf] 230 New Alphas (Mix of patterns, brushes and fingerprint scans)
  • [Shelf] 50 New Procedurals (Fabric patterns of medieval and contemporary clothing)
  • [Shelf] 2 New environment maps (Mondarrain and Villa Nova Street)
  • [Shelf] 9 New filters: MatFx Detail Edge Wear, Clamp, HBAO, Glow, Drop Shadow, Color Correct, Color Balance, Invert, MatFx Shut Line
  • [Shelf] Updated Bur filter with higher maximum value
  • [Shelf] Updated default Apha with sharper maximum hardness
  • [Shelf] Updated MG Light Generator with a gradient option
  • [Shelf] Updated Baked Lighting filters to work with Specular/Glossiness worfklow
  • [Shelf] Improved default Panorama environment map
  • [Shelf] New Arnold 5 export presets
  • [Scripting] Allow to import resource into the Shelf
  • [Texture Set] Allow to delete disabled texture sets
  • [Shelf] Allow multiple users to write inside the same shelf folder
  • [Scripting] Be able to reload plugins folder
  • [IRay] Export image dialog improvements

Fixed
  • Importing files with multiple dots (.) in the filename causes issues
  • Incorrect project save if filename contains two periods
  • Saving a project before creating a template returns write permission errors
  • [Tool] Black artifacts when using the smudge tool
  • [Bakers] Error messages are not explicit enough
  • [Import] Crash when loading two files with the same name but different extensions
  • [Shader] "pbr-coated" is broken
  • [Shader] Coating Roughness of "pbr-coated" shader has no impact anymore
  • [Shader] Spec gloss shader doesn't match Iray and SD
  • [Shelf] Impossible to edit preset anymore
  • [Shelf] Cannot set custom preview anymore
  • Resources loaded from the cache lose their usages
 
Known Issue :
  • [Export] Editing an export preset is very slow
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Reviews

“Using painter 2.0 allows me to do art without being too technical. I can also preview PBR as I go which makes everything easier. I can now apply all my knowledge from traditional painting into my digital texturing workflow.”
Glauco Longhi - Senior Character Artist at Naughty Dog

About This Software

Substance Painter is the reference 3D Painting app with never before seen features and workflow improvements to make the creation of textures for 3D assets easier than ever. It is acknowledged as the most innovative and user-friendly Texture Painter out there.

For a complete breakdown of all the new features, please refer to this announcement.


Main Features


  • Updated Dota 2 Template - The Dota 2 template has been updated to fit with the latest Source Engine 2 changes.
  • Particle Brushes[/u] - Throw water, dirt or even fire at your object and watch the realistic weathering effects unfold in real time!
  • Export to any engine - Export presets for Unity, Unreal Engine 4, Cryengine and Lumberyard as well as Arnold, VRay and many more are included.
  • Material Painting[/u] - Paint full materials at once, lay the groundwork for your textures or paint small details in seconds!
  • Non Destructive Smudge and Clone tools - Get rid of seams on all the textures at once, or use the smudge to create stylized textures easily.
  • Iray path tracing Renderer - Get profesional quality renders of your assets in a few seconds using NVidia's Iray renderer right in the tool.
  • Smart Material[/u] - Reuse your materials to texture super quickly!
  • Smart Masks - Save mask presets to reuse on future projects.
  • Physically Based Viewport[/u] - Preview your painting in a next-gen viewport for accurate material feedback.
  • Scripting Interface - Create plugins through anew Javascript scripting interface.
  • Fully Non-Destructive[/u] - Modify your UVs or topology at any time without ever losing your work.
  • Substance Brushes[/u] - Use your Substances as brushes and unleash parametric painting!
  • 2D Seamless Painting[/u] Paint in 2D across seams thanks to the unified 3D/2D pipeline. Massive time saver and unique feature in digital painting application!
  • Multi-Material[/u] - Paint on the different texture sets of your mesh!
  • Shelf[/u] - A dense preset library of materials, tools and effects that are tweakable, making the possibilities infinite.
  • Substance Share[/u] - Access our free exchange community to get thousands of assets for free! https://share.allegorithmic.com

Notice 2: This is an Indie license for Substance Painter. We authorize the use of the Indie version of Substance Painter 2 to any indie / company generating less than US$100K a year in revenue (based on prior fiscal year). If you are above this limit you should purchase/upgrade to the Pro version on the Allegorithmic website.
For particular cases, please contact us directly so that we can find a relevant business model.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 - 64 bit mandatory
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: VRAM 2 GB
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Integrated GPU are not recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 - 64 bit mandatory
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: VRAM 4 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Integrated GPU are not recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.10
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: VRAM 2 GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Integrated GPU are not recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.10
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: VRAM 4 GB
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Integrated GPU are not recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.4 / CentOS 6.6
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: VRAM 2 GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Integrated GPU are not recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.4 / CentOS 6.6
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: VRAM 4 GB
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Integrated GPU are not recommended
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