The company also decided to make Substance 3D applications free to teachers and students worldwide.
Adobe revealed several updates to Adobe Substance 3D, including a 3D Materials SDK for developers, powerful new plugins and native Apple M-series chips support for Painter, Designer, and Sampler. Adobe also announced that Substance 3D applications will be free to teachers and students worldwide.
Among other news, Adobe shared that Substance tools have seen a strong 100% YoY growth, now supporting hundreds of thousands of monthly active users.
Here are the updates coming to the Substance 3D Collection:
- Native Apple M-series chips support for Substance Painter, Designer, and Sampler.
- A new Substance 3D Materials SDK allows developers to write their own plugins and use the Substance 3D Material and Model engines inside other applications. There's also a new Substance 3D Automation Toolkit providing features for automating Substance files-based tasks.
- A Substance Materials Plugin in Photoshop, plus the Substance 3D Plugin for Unity to load, apply and modify Substance parametric materials directly inside the Unity engine.
Adobe also announced plans to release Substance 3D Modeler to customers later this year. The toolkit provides an intuitive approach to 3D modeling that frees users from previously complex and technical constraints. Modeler comes with the desktop and VR modes bringing a number of tools for concept art, sketching and prototyping, the crafting of detailed characters or props, or even sculpting an entire scene.
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