Substance Designer Curvature Node Connection Problem

Update: I received an answer from Allegorithmic which explains what I was doing wrong and how to connect the nodes normally. Thanks for reporting this issue. The connection problem happens because of the material modes (standard and compact). If you hit the 1 key to place the graph in standard mode, you can make the connection. I seem to have come across a bug in Substance Designer’s Curvature Node, which I have reported to Allegorithmic so it may be resolved by the time you read this....

January 5, 2015 · 1 min · Mark

Discovering Substance Painter part 1

The last months I have been working through the tools on Allegorithmic’s Substance Painter and Substance Designer and how to use it in conjunction with Blender 3D So far the main conclusion I have come to is it works and works pretty well, there are a couple of caveats though, these I will go into perhaps in a later post. The main thing though I will mention here is to ensure you export the model in either OBJ or preferably FBX (the reason for this is OBJ doesn’t update in Substance Designer automatically)....

January 3, 2015 · 2 min · Mark

Game Textures Substance Pack

With the release of Substance Designer 4.4 Allegorithmic has included 50 Substances from GameTextures which you may have missed. Unfortunately they didn’t seem to make it very clear, I only found out about it from one of the demonstration videos, and even then I missed it the first time I looked. To get the textures and they are pretty nice you need to go to your account page and select the Substance Designer download option and look in the list for the two zip files....

August 24, 2014 · 1 min · Mark

Substance Designer Backups Folder

Substance Designer can be set up to auto save every few minutes in case of a crash, which is something that happens a lot to me at least. The problem is I couldn’t find the auto save files no matter how I tired they weren’t in any of the obvious folders, including the /tmp folder which would be logical. So I did a little web search and found that the programmers in their infinite wisdom decided to put the back ups in a ....

August 17, 2014 · 1 min · Mark