Thu 23rd Aug 2012 | News
Allegorithmic’s Substance Designer 3 adds new Batch Tools and new 2D painting system.
Allegorithmic’s Substance Designer 3 (SD 3) is the latest version of its popular non-linear texture and material processing software. With the addition of 2D painting utilities, and new batch processing tools that can automate away the most tedious of tasks, Substance Designer has become an even more potent ally to developers working on every type of game project, from mobile and web, to the next generation of AAA games.
“Substance Designer 3 follows the lead of our user base,” said Dr. Sébastien Deguy, founder and CEO of Allegorithmic. “They are passionate, and they know what makes their world better. These new features will be welcomed with open arms.”
As game development is often expensive, SD 3 was designed to alleviate some of the biggest loss areas in an artist’s work routine, all while creating high-quality graphics that will help sell a game’s look and feel upon release. The robust tool set found in SD 3’s work environment begins this process by eliminating the need to jump in and out of numerous texturing programs. It extends it further by allowing users to customize, share and easily scale up their textures to any game platform, so your focus can remain on the creative process, instead of unnecessary hurdles.
Key Features in Substance Designer 3 include:
Unique Batching Tools – automates 80-90% of the texturing work by replicating texturing templates on a collection of meshes.
Bitmap Painting System – allows users to do retakes on images, and polish the surface art of their textures with 2D painting tools.
Advanced Filter Library – slims the time it takes to get to a professional-grade texture with hundreds of predefined substances and filters.
4K working environment – bake your outputs at higher resolutions.
"Substance Designer, for us, has eliminated the need to have multiple texturing applications open at once,” said Kenny Lammers, beta tester and Technical Director at Ozone Interactive. “We can tile our photographic references, we can create normal maps from photos, and we create patterns and noises very quickly. This empowers us to move in more efficient manner as we create high-quality assets.”
Substance Designer 3 is available now on both the Mac OSX and PC platforms as an interchangeable license for the retail price of US$590. An upgrade price of US$300 is also offered for pre-existing users.