Author Topic: Creating your first Substance Material Training Course  (Read 15077 times)

Hi all ... thx Substace for great tutorial. I'm learning a lot.  But it's getting tougher :-)

One way or the other i'm unable to plug the Twigs into the Shape-splatter pattern input. They don't seem to like the Twig's height output?

I've tripple checked the steps i took... but i can't find the step i've overlooked... Anybody has an idea why a shape splatter won't accept  a height output? 

forget about it :-) found the answer in Harrison Kehler's answer to  a question from: Kaitlyn_Waggs on April 22, 2020, 07:59:58 pm
... I encountered the exact same issue as you. After much time I realized it had to do with having link creation mode not set to Standard. If you are not able to see this hopefully if someone else has the problem this will help them....

thx Harrison

First off just want to say, amazing course! Do you have the reference picture anywhere? I may just be being thick but I can't find it anywhere..

I found a solution to the 3d flat mesh. You need to go to (viewport) Materials>Default>Edit and change your Scale Common to 20 or higher value.

hi, i have problem why my Shape Splatter does't show the pattern input?
Last Edit: August 01, 2020, 05:34:46 pm

I downloaded the file but the videos are about texturing a lamp. WTH

Hello! Thank you for the course, it's really helpful and informative! but i got stuck on the lesson '03-03 Creating the base color for the rocks'. I can't find the Shape Splatter Blend Color node. Please, help

trying out the course with the trial version of Designer. Course is nice and easy to follow but I am having a problem after I exit the program and log back in. When I do log back in, I find that the material has reset itself from Tesselation to Parralax Occlusion. As such the 3d image appears as a flat plane instead of the one that has been worked on. To correct I have to reset to Tessalation and reset the height scale. This occurs every time I restart the program with this tutorial. Is there a way of stopping this or is this because its a demo version?

I downloaded the file but the videos are about texturing a lamp. WTH

That would be the tutorial for Painter not Designer.

hi Wes, very detailed tutorial ;p. can You tell me what is wrong? my preview mesh is flat  :-[

edit: image not showing.

i connect 3 nodes(generator, normal and AO to base material but 3d plane is flat)

Thanks! Glad you liked the training. It sounds like you could have the following issues:

1. The tessellation shader is not set
2. The Scale value of the shader is at 0.

Please check the attached images.


Hi Wes,

I'm having a similar issue; plus my Material Properties Says Material "Default" - OpenGL - Properties and I have way more options than what is shown in your screenshot. This is what I currently see after I tap on Edit in my 3D viewport.

Using the latest 2020 version of Designer

Please help :)

Hey on lesson 03-04 I am trying to bring all the nodes from my twig graph to my dirt graph the way you did but i just opens the twig graph instead of bring them over so i tried copying all the nodes by highlighting and copying then pasting them into the dirt graph but then it doesn't  copy the capsule shape and the node appears as a black box i am very confused by this was wondering if i was doing something wrong

Hi Wes,

I'm new to Substance Designer and I'm running into the issue where my materials aren't showing in the 2D view. I dropped in the 3D Perlin Noise texture but my 2D view is showing up as a flat gray.  :-\