Allegorithmic Substance Designer

Allegorithmic Substance Designer 5.3

Substance Designer 5 is a node-based texturing tool
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Allegorithmic Substance Designer is a utility designed for texture creation. It allows you to simulate parametric substances, an asset suited for 3D graphics. The interface offers quick access to all the main functions of the application, through various toolbars and panels conveniently located on the welcome screen.

The application offers a package section, where a collection of standard materials, resources, and basic templates are available. Afterward, you may use these elements as fundamental building blocks for new projects. Nevertheless, the program is not restrictive in this sense. It further enables you to create and add new substances to this database, whenever you require one and you also wish to use it later on. You are able to do so by manipulating and changing colors, shapes, lights, and shades, by means of the corresponding panels.

The operations that you are able to perform using the toolbars and panels are very complex - you may design substances for graphics from scratch, by using the materials and textures provided by default in packages, or by importing new ones from other sources. The 2D- and 3D-view modes allow you to visualize your work as it progresses, while at the same time, they allow you to project the workspace where you create new substances. The final output of your work can take shape through composite substances, as well as by combining different elements and resources, such as image layers and primitive substances selected from the available package.

To conclude with, Allegorithmic Substance Designer comes across as an exquisite instrument for text designers and artists, who wish to transform image sources into composite substances for 3D graphics.

Sean O'Reilly
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Review summary

Pros

  • Available packages by default
  • Quick access to different panels from the main screen
  • The possibility to use your own library of bitmaps for new substances

Cons

  • None
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