What is virtual staging software, and how does it work?
Virtual staging software allows you to import 3D assets, then arrange and stage them to build a scene. Users can add lights to further customize the appearance of the scene. Commonly, virtual staging software uses a camera-based system to allow users to set up shots for rendering. Substance 3D Stager is Adobe’s solution for photorealistic 3D rendering.
What is the difference between Substance 3D Stager and Dimension?
Adobe Dimension is a general purpose 3D application. While Substance 3D Stager has many similarities with Dimension, Stager was designed to include more advanced tools to complement Adobe Substance 3D’s multiple apps. Stager uses the updated Adobe Mercury Render Engine, which offers stunning and photorealistic image quality. Stager also includes advanced features like collision during staging and ray tracing.
Is Substance 3D Stager available for Mac devices?
Substance 3D Stager supports Apple ARM (M1) devices in emulation mode only. Emulation mode may impact the performance of the application. We do not currently have a release date for native support.
What renderer does Substance 3D Stager use?
Substance 3D Stager uses the Adobe Mercury Render Engine. Mercury is a mixed technique renderer, allowing users to switch between real-time rendering and ray tracing. Each option has shared settings for seamless transition between modes. Real time rendering prioritizes interactive frame rates while still striving for the best looks possible, making it a great choice for test renders, mock ups, and quick turn arounds on projects. Ray tracing is a powerful rendering technique that shoots digital light rays through a scene to more accurately obtain scene information and mimic real-world lighting scenarios.
Are there any plugins or add-ons available for Substance 3D Stager?
Currently, Substance 3D Stager has direct connection with several Adobe apps, making it easy to work between apps. Connected apps currently include Substance 3D Painter, Substance 3D Sampler, Substance 3D Designer, and Adobe Aero. Some of these apps have plugins available for third party applications such as Unreal Engine.