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Substance Integration in MODO

In this video, you will learn how to use the Substance plugin in MODO. This video covers both 801 and 901 usage.

Software: MODO 801 - 901
Version: --

Prerequisites: Understanding of Substance Designer in regards to authoring custom substances. Nothing needed if you are just wanting to use a substance material in modo

Source files:
*attached to thread

*For 901, you need to set the Substance Material in the Shader tree to the Traditional Material Type when using non-PBR Substances. If using PBR Substances, you will need to use the Specular/Glossiness workflow.

Last Edit: June 10, 2015, 08:45:37 pm
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If you are using MODO 901, you can now use PBR substances with a much easier render setup.

1. On the Substance Material, set it to Physically-Based.
2. Enable diffuse, normal, metallic*, roughness, ambient occlusion.
3. In the render settings, Global Illumination, enable Importance Sampling

*For metallic, you can use the metallic mask as a specular amount. The white areas will denote high reflectance. Metal is (70-100%). However, the white will result in 100% specular. This setup can work for raw metals. The metal refectance color value comes from the specular map. However, you may get a better result by not using the metal map and instead manually entering a reflectance value of 70-100% in the specular amount. Manually entering the value works for specular amount works for metal and metal with dielectrics. I would recommend to not use the metallic map and manually enter the value.

If the material is non metal, then don't enable the metallic map. Instead, use the 4% value for Specular Amount.


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