Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 Posted by Jim Thacker

Adobe releases Substance 3D Sampler 4.4 in beta

Adobe has released a public beta of Substance 3D Sampler 4.4, the latest version of its material authoring and 3D capture software.

The update adds Text to Texture: a new feature for generating tileable textures from text prompts, based on Adobe’s Firefly generative AI toolset.

Generate tileable textures from simple text prompts
Substance 3D Sampler 4.4’s new Text to Texture feature makes it possible to generate textures from simple text prompts, including both photorealistic and stylized textures.

Sampler automatically generates multiple variations of the texture, with users able to iterate by editing the prompt. Generated images are always square and tileable.

The textures can either be added to the project as a layer, or to the user’s Assets library.

Sampler automatically attaches Adobe’s Content Credentials to assets generated using Firefly, indicating in the metadata that they are AI-generated.

Price and system requirements
Substance 3D Sampler 4.4 is available in beta. Adobe hasn’t announced a final release date.

The current stable release, Substance 3D Sampler 4.3, is compatible with Windows 10+, CentOS 7.0+/Ubuntu 20.04+ Linux and macOS 11.0+.

The software is subscription-only, Adobe having now discontinued the perpetual license.

The Windows and macOS editions are 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 $1,079.88/yr.

Read a full list of features in Substance 3D Sampler 4.4 in the online changelog

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