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Download the new free materials on Substance Source

Sunday, February 25th, 2018 | Posted by Jim Thacker

 
Originally posted on 11 December 2017. Scroll down for updates.

Allegorithmic has an interesting update to Substance Source, its online library of PBR materials. The 50 new Substances replicate materials used in 3D printing, helping users to previsualise 3D prints.

“Product previews for 3D printing have been almost nonexistent until now,” said Allegorithmic product manager Nicolas Paulhac. “We wanted to offer designers the ability to experiment with a new sense of tactility through photorealistic renderings, so they can almost feel the object in their hands before they print.”

Replicate the materials and weave structures used in real-world 3D printing
The new materials replicate those used in 10 real-world 3D printing technologies, including SLS and FDM printing. As well as plastic, metallic and wood finishes, they replicate the weave structures of printed meshes.

As with other materials on Substance Source, the files are available in .sbs and .sbsar format for use in Substance Designer, Substance Painter, and compatible DCC software.

At the time of posting, one – a Voronoi metal mesh – is available to download from the Freebies section of the website, which also includes 11 other free downloadable PBR materials.

 

 
Updated 25 February 2018: Allegorithmic has updated Substance Source again, this time with 30 materials based on 3D scans of real-world sportswear fabrics. Read an overview of the scanning process here.

At the time of posting, one of the materials – a knitted spandex fabric – is available to download for free.

Pricing and availability
You can download a set of 12 free materials from Substance Source via the link below. The files are changed regularly, and are usually provided in both .sbs and .sbsar formats.

Access to the full commercial library is avaiable via Allegorithmic’s subscription packages, which start at $19.90/month for Indie users with revenue under $100,000/year, or $99.90/month for Pro users.

 
Read more about the new Substance Source materials on Allegorithmic’s blog

Download free materials in Substance format from Substance Source

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