Friday, March 31st, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Adobe releases Substance 3D Sampler 4.1

Adobe has released Substance 3D Sampler 4.1, the latest version of its 3D capture software for creating scan-based materials, HDRIs and 3D models.

The update adds a new Paint Warp filter for warping materials by drawing curves in the 2D view, and a new Embroidery generator for generating embroidery patches from imported images or vector designs.

New Paint Warp filter straightens up scanned textures
New features in Substance 3D Sampler 4.1 include Paint Warp, a new filter that makes it possible to deform materials interactively, by drawing curves in the 2D view.

Despite its name, its more likely day-to-day use will be to straighten scanned textures, removing minor distortions to create a uniform material, as shown in the video above.

Other new features
There is also a new Embroidery generator, which converts imported bitmap or vector images into embroidered patches for use on 3D clothing, with support for up to six stitching colours.

In addition, the new photogrammetry toolset introduced in Substance 3D Sampler 4.0 is now available on Linux as well as Windows and macOS.

Pricing and system requirements
Substance 3D Sampler 4.1 is available for Windows 10+, CentOS 7.0+/Ubuntu 20.04+ Linux and macOS 11.0+.

New perpetual licences, available via Steam, cost $149.99.

The Windows and macOS editions are also available via Adobe’s Substance 3D Texturing subscriptions, for $19.99/month or $219.88/year; or Substance 3D Collection subscriptions, for $49.99/month or $549.88/year.

The Linux edition is available via Creative Cloud for Teams, priced at $1,199.88/year.

Read a full list of features in Substance 3D Sampler 4.1 in the online changelog