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Community Announcements - Jerc
Substance Designer 4.2 is now available along with the free Substance Engine plugin for Unreal Engine 4!

SD 4.2 Main Features

  • Automatic and continuous export - Allows you to see updates to your substance in real time in any hot-reload enabled software (Toolbag2, Unity, Maya, etc.)
  • sRGB/Linear switch both for 2D and 3D visualization.
  • New wear and tear filters
  • Environment map can be displayed in the viewport
  • Improve antialiasing in bakers


Full Changelog

[Graph] Export outputs continuously
[3D View] display environment map in the viewport
[3D View] Allow to drag & drop images from the Library to the Viewport
[3D View] move the environment map/parameters to the scene parameters
[3D View] Handle rays going below the horizon in PBR shaders
[3D View] Control exposure instead of environment intensity
[2D View] switch to view image as srgb/linear
[Bakers] Improve antialiasing in bakers from high poly mesh
[Graph] Add the export output buttons in the graph toolbar
Deprecate the DirectX9 engine

Bug fixes

[Bakers] World Space normal map is not look normalized
[Bakers] Baked map has a wrong name
[Bakers] Display material name instead of id index
[Bakers] UV to SVG: Grayscale Mode: Black is a valid ID.
[Bakers] Image resource not reloaded after baking update
[Bakers] Auto-normalization of baked height maps with cages
[Cooker] Wrong SBSAR code generation
[3D View] Default material is still visible when using the "view outputs in 3D view" function
[3D View] 3d view is empty
[3D View] 4k textures are always displayed in 2K
[3D View] Cubemaps loaded from HDR panoramas are downgraded to 8bpc
[Library] Default filters are not sorted correctly
[Explorer] Export with dependancies does not keep default library path
[Explorer] crash when moving a graph inside a package
[Explorer] Crash when reloading package
[Explorer] Crash when unloading a package
[Graph] Editing a FX-Map creates a "Parameter" tab
[Graph] adding nodes in a frame deselects currently selected nodes
[Graph] Duplicating a node display the graph parameters instead of the new node ones
[Mac] Thumbnails of subgraphs are not correctly rendered
[Parameters] Step option does not work
Feb 21, 2014
Community Announcements - nicolas.liatti
Substance Designer 4.1 is now released, with lots of cool stuffs!
Find more information at http://www.allegorithmic.com/products/substance-designer


** Features

- Graph: Frames to group Nodes / Comment
- Graph: Action to create Inputs/Outputs nodes from node instance inputs/outputs connectors
- Explorer: export package with dependencies
- Explorer: Set Read Only files to a locked state in SD
- Explorer: Make "Close" action on package support multitple selection
- Explorer: Manage Version Control on packages
- Graph: delete unused nodes / clean graph
- 2D View: Reexport all outputs images
- 3D View: correct gamma management
- Gradient: delete key by moving it up only
- Bakers: new Bent normals baker
- Bakers: new Ambien Occlusion from mesh baker
- Bakers: bake multiple maps at once
- Bakers: Disable Ok button if high poly mesh is not set
- Bakers: Override or Rename resources with same name
- Bakers: use underscores instead of spaces in output file name
- Library: Add a condition "does not contain" in the filter definition
- Library: search by tags
- Parameters: TAB functionality in the parameter UI
- Use middle mouse button to close Tab Widget
- Console widget
- Add a F9 keyboard shortcut for the "Switch Engine" dialog
- Add aliases to custom library paths



** Bug Fix

- Crash when adding a new node after removing one just before
- Crash when using the create input/output feature on fxmaps
- Crash when creating graph inclusion cycles
- Crash when editing the value of a channel shuffle parameter that has been made into a constant
- Graph: Contextual menu spawned with Space bar is not sorted correctly
- Graph: Selection rectangle still displayed after Space menu displayed
- Graph: actions still gray when doing a checkout on package
- Engine build numbers are reported as 0 in the Switch engine dialog box
- Library: Performance Issue
- Preferences: "View outputs when opening graphs" does not work anymore
- Cannot go into the function graph of a parameter
- When opening ReadOnly packages, some modification actions are still available
- Bakers: loading a file containing "." in the name generate an error
- Bakers: Connectivity problem on fbx second UV
- Performance issue when linking PSD file
- 3D View: PBR shader does not set the default environment map
- Unable to export grayscale TGA in non indexed format
- [Mac Only] Pick color feature is broken / crash
- [Mac Only] Gradient Color picker don't get the right color
Community Announcements - nicolas.liatti
Release Note:

Fixes:
- Crash when creating a function
- Crash when clicking on node input
- Crash when opening specific sbs file
- Bakers: mesh ID selection does not work properly when UVs are overlapped
- Bakers: boundingbox related parameters are reset to 1
- Bakers: restore default sets the normal map orientation to OpenGL
- Bakers: using a cage produce incorrect result
- Sliders: double clicking to edit the value also change the slider position
- Functions: Swizzle Integer 1 Crash
- 32b images not converted correctly
- Bad performances on Explorer
- Removed "Infinite Loop Detected" when D&D a node in the same graph with right button
- Remove default "diffuse" usage on new grayscale input nodes
- Change range for the SVG Quality slider
- Added new Mask Generators (Mesh Adaptive / Mask Generators)
- Samples Download creates endless recursive folder structure
- Library Thumbs are no generated anymore
- Remove D3D9 Engine


Library Updated:
- Added Material Selector (Mesh Adaptive / Utilities)
- Added Material Adjustment Blend (Material Filters / Blending)
- fixed splatter_circular (pattern specific, position random), added features (pivot position, scale)
- added splatter_circular_color
Community Announcements - nicolas.liatti
Substance Designer 4 is the first announcement of the Substance 4 program.

The 2nd part will be revealed next wednesday, stay tuned!

http://www.allegorithmic.com/substance4
Community Announcements - Jerc
Rejoice, Substance users! Substance Designer 4 is out, and it's a free upgrade for all of you!

Lots of exciting new features in this update:

  • Material layering workflow - full materials can be collapsed, blended and processed as one single element.
  • PBR preview - the 3d preview now uses the same lighting model as UE4
  • Dynamic inputs and outputs - Activate node inputs and outpus on the fly for cleaner faster graphs.
  • Revamped filters library - material wide weathering filters, masks generators,material blending and transformation, etc.
  • Expose all the parameters of a node at once
  • Support for substance presets
  • Drag and drop any node in the 3d view for a instant preview
  • Many, many workflow improvements and small features...
Oct 20, 2013
Community Announcements - Jerc
Only 24h left to get your hands on the commercial upgrade with a 50% discount. Don't waste another minute :)
Community Announcements - Jerc
After a short break, 3.7 is back with a vengeance. Here is the full changelist:

New Features and changes

  • Bakers: Vertex color baker
  • Bakers: Custom cage support
  • Synced TBN with Unity
  • Shaders: Glossiness support
  • Library: Add attribute to hide content from the library
  • Functions: allow input reordering
  • Explorer: Allow "Copy" of a graph in a read only package
  • 3D View: convert cgfx shaders to glsl
  • 3D View: Limit VRAM usage to improve low specs hardware performances
  • 3D View: add vertex color to the mesh info shader
  • Export log file
  • Enable the "expose-paths" option by default
  • Preferences: edit default packages path
  • Add more details to the Activation failed error
  • Parameters: Replace double buttons "YES/NO" "TRUE/FALSE" by unique button in Properties
  • Add an option panel for mesh assets
  • Remove the Load/Reload mesh actions from the View3D menu
  • [Steam] Embed also 64bits version of tools
  • [Steam] Convert Dota2_Hero_Shader.cgfx to GLSL
  • Parameters: Prevent creation of tweaks named "outputsize", "format", "pixelsize", "tiling", "quality" or "randomseed"
  • Single-graph SBS files should open the single graph by default
  • Set max texture size limit to 4096 instead of 2048
  • Convert .pdf User Guide to html


Bug fixes

  • Opening an sbs opens the dependency graph instead of the sbs graph.
  • Normal Map format consistency
  • 3D View: bad filtering for textures over 1024*1024
  • 3D View: Relief shader crashing SD with integrated graphics and other hardware.
  • 3D View: OBj files crash SD when loaded
  • 2D View: black diagonal line
  • [Steam] Wrong Resource path
  • Many many more...

For the full list of bug fixes, head over to the product page on our website.
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