Author Topic: Paint Skew function in maps baking  (Read 2936 times)

Do not know if it's already been asked or not, however..  :)
As a future request, would be cool to have something similar in maps baking (especially normals) that Marmoset Toolbag have.
And specifically, I mean that 'Paint Skew' function (about 1:37 on the video).
Something similar would be very useful to eliminate such normal map baking errors.
Thanks.  ;)


Hey, yes it has already been suggested, and we are looking at solutions for this ;)

this is a cool way of doing it, but it takes trial and error.
I think a better way to go about it is to implement some sort of automatic skewmesh technique, where substance would read the low poly imported when you create a new project, then duplicate that mesh(s) as a temporary meshes, apply few tessellation divisions to it, bake a world space normal map and finally convert the map to tangent space using the original low poly imported when you first create the project. at the end of the process, the temp skewmesh would get discarded.  this works really well and combined with the mesh by name feature you'd get the cleanest bakes ever  8)
Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 01:26:32 pm

I apologize for digging up an old thread.

Any chance we could make the bake process do this automatically using the curvature map?  Perhaps with a threshold value as well.

Edit: Well, now that I think about it, the curvature map comes from the bake. hmm... perhaps there is another way to detect edges/contours...
Last Edit: July 01, 2019, 11:24:08 pm

bakers are going to be completely reworked, and skew maps will be part of it. No ETA, but it's still in the schedule.

Great to hear, looking forward to it!
Thanks for the quick response.
Last Edit: July 02, 2019, 03:14:15 pm

https://www.substance3d.com/blog/substance-designer-revamped-bakers-skew-correction
https://alg-website.s3.amazonaws.com/uploaded-media/skewCorrection_webm.webm

This video shows that you can do manual skew correction.  However, it appears to be an older version of Substance Painter.  Does this feature exist in Substance Painter 2019?  I've searched Google & the documentation and haven't found anything.

https://www.substance3d.com/blog/substance-designer-revamped-bakers-skew-correction
https://alg-website.s3.amazonaws.com/uploaded-media/skewCorrection_webm.webm

This video shows that you can do manual skew correction.  However, it appears to be an older version of Substance Painter.  Does this feature exist in Substance Painter 2019?  I've searched Google & the documentation and haven't found anything.

These are videos of Substance Designer