Demystifying Substance Designer

an artistic approach with Christophe Desse

Chapter List

Description

In this lecture, Christophe Desse demonstrates how he uses Substance Designer to efficiently generate textures for his 3D assets. As the title implies, the goal of this title is to remove the fears and inhibitions that could arise when presented with such a powerful a node based texturing system. The first part of the lecture is an introduction to the tools, with an overview of rendering in iray. Christophe then delves into the main project where an airplane and pilot are fully textured using a simple but effective approach. In conclusion, the project is rendered first in iray within substance designer, and then in Redshift for Maya.


Duration: 295 minutes

Format: HD 1920x1080

Chapter List

  • 00. Preview
  • 01. Introduction
  • 02. Intro Project Part 1
  • 03. Intro Project Part 2
  • 04. Intro Project Part 3
  • 05. Intro to Pilot
  • 06. Pilot Part 1
  • 07. Pilot Part 2
  • 08. Plane Part 1
  • 09. Plane Part 2
  • 10. Advanced Preview
  • 11. Final Render

Christophe Desse

Technical Artist, Naughty Dog

Christophe worked as a special effect artist and modeller for advertising, tv, film, and games in France, Germany and Singapore. He is curently working at Naughty Dog in Santa Monica as an environement artist. He started to tinker with 3d software back in 1991, and is now experienced with most industry-standard packages. When he is not working on industry defining AAA titles at work ( uncharted 1, uncharted 2 uncharted 3, the last of us ,uncharted 4 ), Christophe enjoys creating cartoony or stylized characters and super charged muscle cars.

  • "Christophe was one of the first Redshift users. His work consistently generates tons of interest in our community forums, which speaks volumes about his artistic and technical ability. Christophe has a great eye for detail. He's also a great communicator and keen in offering advice for pipeline improvements. For the last few months, Christophe has been pairing Redshift with the Substance toolset and, as you can clearly see from the results, it's a marriage made in heaven!"

    - Panagiotis "Panos" Zompolas
    CTO, Redshift Rendering Technologies

  • "This training video is a must see to every Substance Painter artist. Christophe knows the tool like no other and the fun he conveys in showing his workflow with the tool is contagious. And who can resist à French accent"

    - Sebastien Deguy
    Allegorithmic, Founder and CEO