Substance Designer is the industry's reference Material Creation and Scan Processing Tool. More than 95% of AAA game projects currently in development use Substance as well as the most prestigious visual effects and animation studios.
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September 14

Substance Designer 2018.2.1

Changed:
  • [UI] Add a message in the taskbar when the "In context editing" is enabled
  • [Preferences] Rephrase the "In context editing" option label

Fixed:
  • [Graph] Paste without link shortcut doesn't work in compositing graph
  • [Graph] Invalidation is very long when in context editing is enabled
  • [Graph] Crash when linking nodes
  • [Graph] Crash relinking nodes
  • [Graph] Crash moving frames
  • [Graph] Crash when switching UVTile in graph and mesh is not udim anymore
  • [Graph] Crash when using ctrl+z after pasting nodes
  • [Graph] Select Parent Nodes is very slow
  • [Bakers] Moving maps up/down allow user to resize the row
  • [Bakers] Path for saving or loading preset is never saved
  • [Bakers] Cage is used even when not selected in the baking window
  • [Bakers] Skew correction is not working correctly
  • [Bakers] Very slow performance when negative UV space is in the view
  • [Bakers] Clicking the Cancel button does not cancel the mesh loading
  • [Bakers] Can't bake using a cage if the skew map is empty and set as true
  • [Content] Flood Fill is slow in 4K
  • [Content] Linear to sRGB function is broken
  • [Content] Tile Random Grayscale background is driven by a float4 instead of a float, prevents cooking
  • [Content] Shape Splatter: Position/Vector Map Multiplier does not work properly
  • [Scripting] Ctrl + o doesn't work in python editor
  • [Scripting] The Python editor keeps prompting even after closing
  • [Scripting] Freeze when creating multiple new scripts
  • [UI] Icons in Library are pixelated
  • [UI] Panels that are floating by default misbehave
  • [Explorer] Crash importing a mesh on CentOS
  • [Explorer] UDIM mesh is loaded twice
  • [Cooker] No timing for nodes in context
  • [Cooker] Stack overflow when cooking
  • [License] Bad authentication with valid credentials
  • [License] Floating license reported more than once for the same user
  • [3D view] UV tile material default V value is wrong
  • [3D View] Performance regression compared to 2018.1.x
  • [Preferences] Crash while using a configuration file from a server
  • [Library] Crash deleting a filter inside the library
  • [SVG] Dependency issue when using alias
  • [Levels] 32bits HDR bitmaps make the level editor blink while moving widgets position
  • [PSD] Linked import PSD window is displayed twice
  • [Iray] Scene is updated when a disabled light is modified
  • [MDL] Crash when deleting all nodes of an MDL template
  • [Engine] Huge offset amount in FX-Map can freeze SD
    Crashpad Crashes at startup
  • Python environnent variable makes Designer crash at launch
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July 19

Substance Designer 2018 Summer Update



Summer is finally here! And our Substance Designer release will definitely keep you from the sun. With a fresh new look and tons of new content, the Substance Designer Summer 2018 release will be your best material authoring companion.

You can find more information about all the new features and improvements in our blogpost

Full changelog:

Added:
  • [UI] New Style
  • [UI] New Sliders
  • [UI] Make floating windows really floating
  • [UI] Change Preferences Window layout
  • [UI] Library: remove filter bar
  • [UI] Library: remove selection display overlay
  • [UI] Add a message in the taskbar when the application is Autosaving a package
  • [UX] Properties: merge "function" and "reset to default" menus
  • [Content] New Shape Splatter (+ companion filters) nodes
  • [Content] Add Flood Fill to Color/Grayscale filters
  • [Content] New Flood Fill support: support shapes with holes
  • [Content] Flood Fill to Gradient: add Slope and Angle image input
  • [Content] Optimize the Auto Level filter
  • [Content] New Shape Extrude filter
  • [Content] Material Transform: add support for rotated normal maps
  • [Content] New Normal Vector Rotation and Normal Transform filters
  • [Content] Normal Normalize: improve result quality.
  • [Content] New Trapezoid Transform filter
  • [Content] New Quad Transform filter
  • [Content] Add Hemisphere pattern to Shape node
  • [Content] Add new Gradients with controls in the 2D View
  • [Content] Add UV output to "Cube GBuffers" node
  • [Graph] Frame: ignore title text larger than the frame bbox for selection
  • [Graph] Add support for in context edition of sub graphs (experimental)
  • [Graph] Creating Frame/Comment should affect the node under the cursor when using RMB
  • [Graph] Frame: ignore title text larger than the frame bbox for selection
  • [Graph] Reuse existing tab when opening a function already opened
  • [Graph] Create a new tab when "Open Reference" is used
  • [Graph] Function: don't display function properties when clicking on the background
  • [Parameters] Remove "Expose" button from fxmap graphs
  • [Parameters] Level: Add an "Invert" button
  • [Parameters] Expand the "Input Parameters" group when creating a new input parameter
  • [Properties] Add the package url info in the graph attributes
  • [Properties] Increase the description field size for output nodes
  • [Properties] Allow to enter Per Pixel Function of Pixel Processor even for read-only packages
  • [Scipting] New Python API / Python editor (first iteration)
  • [Bakers] Optimize geometry transfer during rendering
  • [3D View] Switch to OpenGL Core Profile
  • [3D View] Support tesselation/displacement on Mac
  • [Functions] Function Resource: list image inputs in sampler nodes

Fixed:
  • [Graph] crash when linking a node to another
  • [Graph] getting variables in graph random seed function does not work
  • [Graph] crash when drag and dropping noise in a graph
  • [Graph] crash when opening a specific graph
  • [Content] Result is different between Tile Random Color and Grayscale
  • [Content] Tile Random: Result changes when modifying the "Symmetry Random Mode"
  • [Content] Edge detect doesn't work with non-square resolutions
  • [Bakers] Artifacts while baking curvature using a UDIM mesh
  • [Bakers] Ambient Occlusion map from mesh is inverted while using a normal map
  • [Bakers] UV sets list should be restricted to available UV sets
  • [Explorer] crash when deleting resources while baking
  • [Transform2D] Crash when exposing Mip map level and Background Color parameters
  • [Transform2D] Misbehavior while exposing a Transform MipMap level
  • [PSDExport] PSD exporter doesn't export grayscale 32F correctly
  • [2D View] Histogram computation not working with 16F nodes
  • [PSD] Linked PSD are broken
  • [Cooker] Function in outputsize parameter is not correctly evaluated
  • [Export] Export outputs path should be the same as the package path
  • [Export] Export path is not saved using an empty pattern
  • [Templates] Missing group for Position in Painter template
  • [Help] command line help does not display --news on Mac
  • [Dependencies] Exporting twice after modifying a folder name doesn't work
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Reviews

“The issues with this release are so few and far between that it’s getting embarrassing to keep giving Allegorithmic such high scores.”
5/5 – 3D World

“Every year SD becomes more and more enticing for a wide variety of end users”
4/5 – 3D Total

About This Software

Substance Designer is the industry's reference Material Creation and Scan Processing Tool. More than 95% of AAA game projects currently in development use Substance as well as the most prestigious visual effects and animation studios.

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Create amazing looking materials with full control and an infinity of variations. Edit complete texture sets instantly with Substance Designer's node-based workflow and produce procedural, scan-based or hybrid Substance and MDL materials that will be directly compatible with your renderer or game engine.

Welcome to the community
Substance Designer is the tool on which the best texture artists in the industry rival themselves in a contest of ingeniosity and skill, along with an ever-growing and friendly online community. Have a question or need some guidance? Join us on Discord or on our official forums, there is always someone ready to help.
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List of game engines and tools with direct Substance format support (Substance Designer does not require a compatible renderer and can also export good old textures if needed):

  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Unity
  • Amazon Lumberyard
  • CryEngine
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Cinema 4D
  • Blender (via 3rd party plugin)
  • Modo
  • Houdini
  • Marmoset Toolbag
  • iClone

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: X86 with SSE2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX10 - Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: X86 with SSE2
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX10 - Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: X86 with SSE2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.10
    • Processor: X86 with SSE2
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
    • Processor: X86 with SSE2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
    • Processor: X86 with SSE2
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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