Author Topic: I cannot change height with Height Modulation - Solved: Use Surface Relief  (Read 1269 times)

Hi all,

I am a newbie to Substance ecosystem.
I cannot use "Height Modulation" filter on Alchemist. I tried to use it on an image and starter materials but no height change. To keep things simple I added a starter material (mud) to the base material and added Height Modulation, played with parameters, to no avail.
I couldn't find any solutions online (Documentation, Google, Youtube, or this forum). If I missed an easy fix sorry in advance.
Thank you for your time.

Last Edit: December 23, 2020, 08:37:20 am


Can you send me a screenshot of your layers, please?

Substance Alchemist Product Manager


Here are two screenshots on with modulation and one without.
Thank you for taking the time.


Can you try with the "Surface relief" filter? It replaces the height modulation one.
Substance Alchemist Product Manager

Surface relief works well.
Thank you for your time.

Same problem here. I'm using the version 2020.3.1 and Height Modulation is not working.
I tried to use Surface Relief but the parameters are not the same, there is no precise control of the Scale and I can't get the effect that I want.
Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 07:28:28 pm