Ultimate Guide to Substance Painter
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Do you want to make stylized, textured 3d artwork? If so, this course is for you. Remington Markham will walk you through the basics of unwrapping, importing, and texturing 3d models in Substance Painter. Learn to build beautiful, textured scenes in this hands-on workshop.
Substance Painter offers a 30-day free trial if you don’t already have the app.
Ultimate Guide To Substance Painter W/ Remington Markham
Use of the power of Substance Painter to make better looking 3D.
Course Format: On-Demand Training
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials: Substance Painter (30 days free trial)
Duration: ~6 hours
Assignment: 10 models to texture
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of 3D software (C4D, Blender, Maya)
Learn a professional workflow
Substance Painter is an easy to use, powerful tool used for more dynamic 3d texture creation. Cinema 4D and Blender users often include Substance Painter in their workflow to speed up production and create high quality, custom textures.
Engage in a hands-on workshop
Follow along with Remington by downloading 3D models to practice with. You can go model by model and understand how the tools in Substance Painter work. This will show you how to create textures for multiple models and build a scene.
Create better-looking 3D
For 3D artists in games, film, and advertising, Substance Painter offers a robust toolset that is easy to use. Custom texture painting allows to control the look of your 3D scenes fully. Create 1K-8K textures with ease using the full suite of tools like smart materials, procedural textures, and masks.
Included in this course
What you'll learn
You will learn to take models from your 3D app (C4D & Blender covered in this course) bring them into Substance Painter, unwrap a UV, paint custom textures, export textures from Substance, and import for render in C4D and Blender.
We’ll also cover using the C4D standard render engine, Redshift, and Octane. You will also learn to import Substance Painter materials in Blender, using Cycles. How to create and use ID maps. Introduction to Substance link. Introduction to Substance source, share, and CC0 Textures. Exporting from C4D and Blender to Substance.
Before we can begin painting we need to quickly cover UV unwrapping. Substance has a powerful unwrap feature, but we will also show you the basics of unwrapping in C4D S22+. Creating a custom or auto UV is easier than ever whether it’s done in C4D, Blender, or Substance Painter.
We will quickly cover the interface and how to set-up a project. We’ll get you up to speed on the various tools so we can dive into creating new textures.
- Starting a Project
- Shader & Display Settings
- Iray vs Standard
- Typical display settings
- Layer Stack
- Photoshop Export
The painting tools inside of Substance will look familiar to Photoshop users, which makes it easy to pick up quickly. With a few simple painting examples, you’ll begin to see how these tools can be used across a number of uses. We will walk you through getting started with this diverse and strong toolset.
You don’t need to be a painting master to take advantage of a painting workflow for 3d art. With its wide range of included materials and effects, you can create most materials without ever touching a brush!
This is where Substance Painter really shines in our opinion. Having a powerful foundation of smart materials and masks to work from does a ton of heavy lifting for scene texturing. If you have to texture paint an entire scene, using smart materials and masks will make easy work of that process, while still giving you a ton of control. A million unique combinations exist when you can paint masks and build a layer stack. We’ll be covering how to create, combine, and use smart materials and masks!
Throughout this training you’ll be engaged in hands-on learning right from the start. Download the provided 3D models and start painting immediately. You’ll soon learn just how easy and powerful this tool is for creating custom 3D art.
The model list we’ll be covering in this training is below:
- Doggy Bed
- Cabinets Stove
- Table Sink
Creating custom, beautiful textures in Substance Painter is easier than ever. We’ll look at creating new styles by manipulating existing materials. This will allow you to bring your own creativity to these models and make a 100% unique render.
We look forward to seeing what stylized textures you can come up with!
With it’s wide range of templates, Substance painter offers a variety of easy to use templates for various render engines. We’ll walk you through the basic formats and how to create your own presets.
The funniest part of all! Making stunning images with high resolution, custom textures on your models. We’ll look at several popular rendering tools. We’ll also cover some common issues that may arise so you’re 100% ready to integrate Substance Painter into your 3d productions.
Included are a fully lit and textured scene for Redshift, Octane, standard, and Blender! We’ve also included a single product lighting template so you can render your objects as you go!
We believe feedback is the best way to improve.
Get constructive feedback on your work assignments by uploading your projects on Discord in the course dedicated channel. Tag @review in your message to notify one of our teaching assistants and we will get back to you with a written critique.
Creative Director & Animator
I’m a motion design: art director, animator, and illustrator with a love for all things 2D and 3D. When I’m not working with clients, I am a creative director at MoGraph Mentor. It’s a blessing to be part of the motion design community. I enjoy teaching others in MoGraph Mentor, Skillshare, and Youtube courses with a focus on character design and animation.
If you catch me away from my computer, I’m probably hiking, volunteering, or traveling with my lovely wife and spoiled dogs.
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When the video training ends, the conversation continues on our Discord Server. This platform allows us to engage with you while you’re working throughout the workshop.
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3D Base Models Included
Join Remington in his studio, and learn how to create stunning textures while using The Rusted Pixel’s amazing kitchen scene from his course. Model files are included with this course, allowing you to jump in and follow along with the Substance demo’s.
You will get access to all the assets you need, plus all the final texture renderings, and a lighting set up for individual objects and the entire scene. That way you can see how we put together these assets in your 3D application of choice.
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Ultimate Guide to Substance Painter
Learn a professional production workflow.
Learn a professional workflow.
Engage in a hands-on workshop.
Create better looking 3D.
Why take Stylized 3d Texturing in Substance?
This course is designed to help guide 3d artists who are beginners at Substance Painter. We want you to understand the right way to use Substance to quickly build textured scenes. If you want to create film level 3d scenes you need a texture painting software like Substance Painter.
Is there A Live forum?
Yes. Registering for this workshop will give you access to the MoGraph Mentor Discord forum. There you can ask questions, post work and share resources with the wider community.
What will I know by the end?
Texturing objects in Substance Painter. Exporting textures and bringing them in to C4D and Blender. You will learn how to bring textures into popular rendering engines like C4D Standard, Octane, Redshift, and Blender Cycles.
What skill level do I need to start?
If you have a basic grasp of C4D and Blender, then you’ll be able to follow this course. If you have never used C4D or Blender, then this course is NOT for you.
Do you provide a license to C4D?
Yes. If you need a student license your proof of course purchase should allow you to register a student license with Maxon’s student portal.
Is there some animation training included in this course?
No. This course exclusively focus on creating textures and rendering your scenes in C4D and Blender.
When does it start?
You can start the course as soon as you enroll in it. Learn at your own pace and go back to previous videos as much as you want.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.
Can I communicate with the mentor?
Yes! Join our Discord forum and ask questions directly.