Friday, October 28th, 2016 Posted by Jim Thacker

Allegorithmic releases Substance Painter 2.4

Allegorithmic has released Substance Painter 2.4, the latest version of its 3D texture painting software, redesigning the UI’s Shelf to make it easier to browse assets like materials, brushes and textures.

The update also adds four new particle presets.

Mainly a workflow update
Version 2.4 looks to be primarily a workflow update, so the key feature of the release is the new design for the Shelf, shown in the video above.

The most noticeable change is that the horizontal tabs from previous versions of Substance Painter have been replaced with a more compact vertical list of keywords.

It is also now possible to combine filtering by keywords, folders and usages, as shown at 02:30 in the video. Searches can also be saved as presets and reused.

In addition, users can customise the shelf with an unlimited number of panels, and dock custom shelves anywhere in the UI, or launch them in separate windows.

The Import dialog has also been “rebuilt from the ground up” to take advantage of the new functionality.

Outside of the workflow changes, Substance Painter’s particle brushes get four new presets: Electric Circuit, Electric Lines, Rococo and Veins Small. All of them generate networks of trails of various forms.

Pricing and availability
Substance Painter 2.4 is available now for Windows 7+, Linux and Mac OS X 10.10+.

New Indie licences of the software, intended for artists and studios earning less than $100,000 per year, cost $149; full Pro licences cost $590. The update is free to registered users.

Read a full list of new features in Substance Painter 2.4 on Allegorithmic’s blog