An overview of the new features in the now-$400-more-affordable Substance Designer 2.5.
Allegorithmic has almost halved the price of Substance Designer, cutting the price of its flagship parametric texture-creation and editing toolkit from $990 to $590.
The developer says that its intention is to make the tool accessible to smaller studios. Substance Designer is currently used by AAA game developers including Naughty Dog and Forza Motorsport creator Turn 10 Studios.
Substances – lightweight ‘smart textures’ – are supported natively in 3ds Max, Maya and Unity.
There isn’t much else to say here: if you were interested in the software, but price was an issue, now would be a good time to try it out. Substance Designer 2.5 is available for Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.6 and above.