3D Coat, Substance Painter, or other 3D painting program? (CLOSED)
I'm looking for some advice on 3D painting programs. I can apply my own procedural shaders to objects just fine, but I want to start learning how to create more irregular textures. I'm just getting started, so any advice you could give would be helpful.
3D Coat and Substance Painter are what I've been watching videos on right now. Anybody have experience with these? Any other recommendations?
Thanks for any help you could give!
I've used Substance Painter quite a bit and have dipped into Substance Designer.
Substance Designer -> Create Materials
Substance Painter -> Paint your materials directly on objects in layers
Of course these are both expensive, but they both have trial periods to learn on.
One tool I've come across recently is ArmorPaint. Check it out for only $19. The interface is slimmed down from Substance but so far it seems to get the job done for what I need it.
Substance painter is great for highpoly and low poly texturing
What paints across seams? I've used blacksmith3d but I have a hard time using the brushes in that program.
If you are doing skin textures, check out this method : https://www.renderhub.com/blog/how-to-create-photo-realistic-human-skin-textures
Hope you find it helpfull
As always any app is as good as the time you invest in it. Check pricing and your budget; either of the apps you listed are great in their own right.
@NM3D, thanks for the link. Good to stay abreast of new developments.
@Ion, thanks for that tut. Appreciate it.
@Desterotica. As to painting across seams, both SP and 3DC. I've never used BlackSmith so not sure if there may be a better way. For me 3DC does make seam painting a bit easier.
Thanks for the help. I'm going to give 3D Coat a try.
I thought I might share this link with you all. Pretty interesting discussion about 3D Coat and ZBrush.
Let's try that link again...
I don't have experience with 3D Coat, so I'm not going to try to talk you out of it. I use Substance Painter, and have found it very easy to learn. If you have experience using Photoshop and layers, you might have an easy time learning Substance. They have a free trial, so you can't lose. Best of luck to you!
I recommended a substance painter for every gaming artist. Substance academy shares a free course to learn substance painter. Substance academy course just amazing. You can also create your own material with a substance designer.
3d coat is a complete solution, it has everything whereas Substance painter is only PBR texturing software.