Allegorithmic has announced a new $99 edition of Substance Designer 3 for non-commercial use: almost $500 less than the commercial edition of the games texturing tool.
According to the developer, a cheap non-commercial licence has been a common request from hobbyists and games modders: “We have been pinged by many to do such [a] thing [and] we listened to our community.”
Like the commercial edition – but $99, not $590
There isn’t much else to say about the new edition, since functionally, it’s identical to the commercial one.
The non-commercial edition of Substance Designer 3 is out now for Windows XP+ and Mac OS X 10.6+, price $99. The procedural textures, or ‘substances’, it generates are compatible with 3ds Max, Maya and Unity.
Anyone ordering before 31 December also gets 250 free Substance source files.