Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 Posted by Jim Thacker

Gnomon ships Introduction to Substance Painter

The Gnomon Workshop has released Introduction to Substance Painter: a comprehensive guide to Allegorithmic’s next-gen texture-painting software recorded by Naughty Dog technical artist Christophe Desse.

A complete guide to texturing hard-surface and organic models
In the video, which lasts for over four hours, Desse provides a detailed outline of Substance Painter’s tools and features, then moves on to explore texturing workflow more deeply.

He begins with a detailed car model, exploring alternative techniques for texturing the various components, and how to handle material settings and maps; then moves on to its driver to examine character texturing.

The video concluded by looking at how to set up shaders, lighting and cameras in the Redshift renderer for Maya, which provides powerful GPU rendering.

About the artist
Christophe Desse is a technical artist at Naughty Dog, where he has contributed to titles including the Uncharted series and The Last of Us. He has also worked as an FX artist and modeller on ads, TV and films.

He has also recorded a number of popular free video overviews of his workflow in other software packages, including Substance Painter’s sister package Substance Designer, which you can find on his YouTube channel.

Pricing and availability
Introduction to Substance Painter is available from Gnomon’s online store as a digital download, price $59.

Buy Introduction to Substance Painter from The Gnomon Workshop’s online store

Full disclosure: CG Channel is owned by the Gnomon School of Visual Effects.