Accelerate your creative development cycle.
7. Shortcut creative builds with 3D content collections. “Substance 3D Assets are a massive time saver. They give you a launching-off point and a huge leg-up because you don’t have to create everything from scratch — you have so many options to start from,” says Tanzillo.
8. Increase iteration at every phase to get to final faster. “You can concept stuff really fast when integrations, automations, and content collections save so much time,” says Kapoor. These tools can help you get the exact look you want with less manual effort.
9. Sample real-world materials and let nature do the work. Sometimes, creating a custom material is necessary. In other cases, it’s easier to turn real-world materials into a reusable 3D texture. Tools like Substance 3D Sampler make it easy to create realistic surfaces with just your smartphone camera, automated AI processing, and a simple set of sliders.
10. Simplify the file import and export process. Different 3D design programs support different file types — and keeping track of which programs support which types can be a headache. “Substance works with all kinds of file types, including USD — so you can send and receive just about anything to your team, and the files are usable both inside and outside the Adobe ecosystem — so there’s a lot of versatility,” says Kapoor.