Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Tutorial: Creating Stopmotion Felt in Substance 3D Designer

The Gnomon Workshop has released Creating Stopmotion Felt in Substance 3D Designer, a guide to creating procedural materials recorded by CG Supervisor Christopher Barischoff.

The workshop provides just under three hours of video training in Substance 3D Designer itself, along with Maya and V-Ray for rendering the finished material.

A complete introduction to creating procedural materials in Substance 3D Designer
Substance 3D Designer is a powerful tool for creating procedural materials that can then be edited inside other applications, like Maya, Blender or Cinema 4D – but its interface can be daunting for less technically minded artists.

In the workshop, Barischoff sets out to demystify Designer, using creative-friendly techniques to build a lifelike felt material without the need for coding, fur systems, or complex expressions.

The result is a seamlessly tiling fabric material that can be edited in other software by importing the .sbsar file and adjusting the exposed parameters.

As well as the training videos themselves, viewers of the workshop can download the final Substance 3D Designer .sbs file, and a starting scene file for Maya and V-Ray.

About the artist
Christopher Barischoff has spent 16 years working in animation and VFX, in mixed-style productions at Netflix Animation, StoryBots Inc., The SPA Studios, and Flying Bark Productions.

Pricing and availability
Creating Stopmotion Felt in Substance 3D Designer is available via a subscription to The Gnomon Workshop, which provides access to over 300 tutorials.

Subscriptions cost $54/month or $499/year. Free trials are available.

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