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Substance Designer Alternatives

Substance Designer is described as 'node-based non-destructive application for material authoring. Edit complete texture sets fast with the non-linear workflow and see your changes apply simultaneously to all your outputs' and is an app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Substance Designer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Electron / Atom Shell and Steam. The best alternative is Material Maker, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Substance Designer are Quixel Suite, TextureLab, PixaFlux and TexGraph.

Substance Designer alternatives are mainly Image Editors but may also be 3D Modelers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Substance Designer.
This page was last updated Jun 3, 2021
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Substance Designer is a node-based non-destructive application for material authoring. Edit complete texture sets fast with...

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  1. Material Maker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Godot Engine

    Material Maker is a free and open-source, procedural texture authoring tool based on Godot Engine. It can also be used standalone or as a Godot add-on.

    Almost everyone thinks Material Maker is a great alternative to Substance Designer.
  2. Quixel was founded in 2011 by Teddy Bergsman and Waqar Azim, based on the vision of substantially speeding up how creators build digital environments, by giving them access to a vast and ever-expanding library of 3D building blocks, and easy-to-use tools to greatly simplify the...



  3. TextureLab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    TextureLab is a tool designed to make procedural texture generation fast, simple and free. It is the first in a line of tools dedicated to make the process of making beautiful textures easy and artist-friendly.

  4. PixaFlux is a node based image processing application. PixaFlux creates and edits images in a non destructive way, using a node graph to organize the workflow without restrictions of size, position or color mode.

  5. TexGraph

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    TexGraph is a procedural texture creation tool that let you create textures by connecting nodes in a graph. It is designed to be similar to other tools in the market but at the same time be very simple and easy to use and extent by users.



  6. Genetica

    • Windows

    Genetica is a powerful node-based texture generator for making tiling or seamless textures for games or other 3D work.

  7. Texture Maker

    • Windows

    Texture Maker is a seamless texture generator and designer. The application contains everything needed to create seamless textures for use in 3D rendering packages, game development, web graphics, image and video editing.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.1, released in July 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  8. PixPlant

    • Mac
    • Windows

    PixPlant is a smart texturing app with the best tools to quickly transform a photo into seamless repeating textures and 3D maps.

  9. Filter Forge

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Adobe Photoshop

    On the surface, Filter Forge is just a Photoshop plugin, a pack of filters that generate textures, create visual effects, enhance photos, process images. However, there are 3 things that make Filter Forge unique:

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    It also has a node based system, and has an extensive library of textures. It also can add effects to existing images.

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  10. JSplacement

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    JSplacement is pseudo-random 8K displacement map generator made with JavaScript on Electron. It generates grayscale height maps that can be used for dispacement (and many other things) in various 3D packages and reders. Or even with 3D fractals or various 2d works...

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