New Substance Painter - now with Warp Mode!

PR 2021-10-15 08:51 article  > All

New tools for more control over your 3d painting workflow.

New features at a glance:

  • a new 3D warp tool
  • a new cylinder projection mode
  • an improved color picker. 

New projection mode: warp everything 
With the new 3D warp projection mode, you can warp any material or image around any geometry – in a completely non-destructive way. This cool feature is a lifesaver if you want to match a decal to a model, a scar to a leg, or a scanned face to a character model. 




You can simply drag and drop your image resource into the viewport: just select the channel where you want to apply it, and the layers will be automatically created. You’ll also find the warp tool in the projection mode dropdown: 

The warp mode helps you edit your scan in context. You can match the material to the model by moving the vertices around. These control points will automatically stick to the surface, making it super easy to map any texture or material quickly and precisely. And if you need more vertices to get into more details, you can split the grid locally for fine adjustments. 



And if you need extra control or more detail, you can layer and blend multiple local scans while, again, keeping every single layer live and re-editable. 

This is an intuitive way to apply materials on a model, where you’re always working in context, and keeping control over your final render. And this is a technique that proves very useful beyond a VFX workflow, too. You can warp a pattern over clothing, for instance. You can warp a tattoo on skin. You can warp a sticker over a suitcase… The possibilities are endless. 

Cylindrical projection

New cylindrical projection mode is useful for cases such as wrapping decals or material around cylindrical shapes like bottles, or applying sleeve tattoos to arms. 



Pick all the colors 

New, improved color picker, which – among other updated functionalities – allows you to save color swatches internally.  It also has the ability to choose between float and integer (0-255) values, as well as between a linear or sRGB display. The color picker will also stay open while you are painting on the same layer, allowing you to pick new colors quickly or swap between swatches without interrupting your painting. 

Author: PR Editor: Michał Franczak
Tags: substance painter painter
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