Author Topic: How do I render my animated substance Material?  (Read 311 times)

So, I finalized my animated substance today. I know it now works, but the only issue is: how do I render it into a high quality video, or even a sequence of bitmaps?
Substance player seems close, but it can't output it, or even render it to a satisfying manor, since it renders everything over again when I play it in the time-line instead of baking the animation.
Does anyone know of any good ways to output and render an animated substance?

In what way are you trying to use the "animated" substance?  In what application?

In Substance Player, my animated substance will EXPORT to a folder and I get a series of bitmaps (png, tga, jpg, whatever) that I could then use to create an animation file (.mpg, .avi, whatever) using my video editing software if I wanted to.  Be sure to set your "maximum" frame limit to a value you need.  Is that process not working for you?

In my case, my application (iClone) supports the $TIME variable and I can directly animation inside iClone.  I can also key frame parameters, thus "animating" it.
Last Edit: August 12, 2018, 08:11:21 pm
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As I said, I'm looking to render the animation. Either out as a sequence of bitmap images or a video (I don't mind which)
I am not intending for this piece to be implemented into any particular software, and it doesn't really serve any purpose other than to just look good.

I can export out all the maps, but I have little use for them, since there will be 210 images (One for each Output, and frame for the animation) and not anywhere to put them.

Not to mention it looks absolutely stunning in Designer with the I Ray renderer, tessellation, etc. And looks really shoddy in Player, since there are barely anywhere near as many options for high quality rendering.

I Don't know if there are any other renderers that would be cut out for this sort of thing. But it just seems a shame that everything is already complete in designer with all the rendering settings I want, and yet I can't complete that final step of rending each frame.

I will now proceed to face-palm myself for my previous reply.  I get it now.

Sadly, the only answer that comes to mind is to go through an intermediate application that output the render for you.  Hopefully someone else might have a better idea.  Good luck.
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No worries, I really appreciate you lending a hand. I'll keep looking :)

Thanks