This month the folks behind the popular Substance Painter have released a new update, version 2017.1, that brings in an “In-App” access to Substance Source.
That is not the only big news for this point-dot update. Substance Painter 2017.1 adds 300 new customizable alphas and patterns, as well as new and improved filters, new fonts and more.
Substance Painter 2017.1—All That Is New
Driven to ease and improve the workflow of 3D artists, the new integration of Substance Source directly into the Substance Painter UI means users can conveniently browse for new online content while staying within the program, downloading new materials directly to your shelf in the app.
Other new features include:
- Alphas and Patterns — New high-quality alphas and procedurals are now available in the shelf, from Celtic to medieval symbols, from brushes, stains, and splatters to geometric shapes and barcodes. Most include procedural parameters, unlocking even more possibilities.
- HBAO Ambient Occlusion — A favorite from Substance Designer makes its way to Substance Painter, allowing artists to quickly generate high-quality ambient occlusion from painted height and normal map details.
- Live Edge Wear — This filter allows artists to see worn edges adapt in real-time to custom-painted details.
- Glow and Drop Shadow — New Glow and Drop Shadow filters, a long-time request, are now available in Substance Painter.
- Color Balance and Correction — These two filters allow artists to fine-tune the look of their textures by controlling the shadows, mid tones, and highlights separately.
To learn more about Substance Painter 2017.1, please visit this page here.
Pricing and Availability
This release is accessible for free to all Substance Painter 2 – Indie license holders, and to Substance Painter 2 – Pro license holders who purchased after January 1, 2017. Substance Painter 2 Indie license holders will keep getting free updates until Sept 30th, 2017. For an explanation on the numbering change, please visit Allegorithmic’s website.
For the full list of new content and fixes, check out the changelog page.