Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 Posted by Jim Thacker

Adobe releases Substance 3D Modeler 1.10 and 1.10.5

Adobe has released Substance 3D Modeler 1.10, the new stable version of the VR sculpting tool, and Substance 3D Modeler 1.10.5, the latest public beta.

The stable release adds the option to import and export VDB files, which should make it possible to edit volumetric assets like clouds created in other CG software.

The beta release adds an Outliner, helping to navigate complex scenes, and introduces a new non-destructive workflow for creating complex hard-surface forms by Booleaning 3D primitives.

Sculpt organic and hard-surface models in VR using a virtual clay workflow
Substance 3D Modeler is a SDF-based tool that lets users sculpt both organic and hard-surface models in virtual reality, or in desktop mode using a mouse and keyboard.

Workflow combines elements of digital sculpting and Boolean modelling, with users able to build up forms with virtual clay, then join them or cut into them with Boolean operations.

You can find more details in this story on Substance 3D Modeler 1.0.

Substance 3D Modeler 1.10: support for VDB files makes it possible to import volumetrics
Substance 3D Modeler 1.10 adds the option to import and export VDB files, making it possible to sculpt volumetric data – for example, clouds or simulation caches – from other DCC apps.

The update also makes quality-of-life improvements to the surfacing tools and to the interface, and adds keyboard shortcuts for picking colors or setting the camera focal point in the viewport.

Substance 3D Modeler 1.10.5: experimental new Outliner and 3D primitives
Substance 3D Modeler 1.10.5 also introduces a couple of significant new features.

The first is the primitive object type, which makes it possible to assemble complex hard-surface models by performing Boolean operations on 3D primitives, as shown in the video above.

The other is the new Outliner interface panel, shown in the video at the top of the story, which should make it easier to navigate complex scenes with a lot of separate objects.

The update also makes a number of other changes to Substance 3D Modeler’s UI, particularly when working in virtual reality, with a new Quick Actions menu available in VR.

The current beta also includes the experimental new AI features unveiled last month, which haven’t yet made it into the stable release.

Price and system requirements
Substance 3D Modeler 1.10 is compatible with Windows 10+, and these VR headsets.

It is available via Substance 3D Collection subscriptions, which cost $49.99/month or $549.88/year. Perpetual licences are available via Steam, and cost $149.99.

The public beta is available via the Creative Cloud desktop app for anyone with an Adobe ID.

Read a full list of new features in Substance 3D Modeler 1.10 in the online documentation

Read a full list of new features in Substance 3D Modeler 1.10.5 in the beta documentation

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