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Open Source Substance Designer Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Substance Designer is Material Maker. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Substance Designer and five of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Substance Designer are TextureLab, Imogen, Symbinode and FilterJS.

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.
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    Material Maker

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Node BasedMaterial Maker supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    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.

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    Imogen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Imogen is a GPU-based Texture generator using dear imgui for UI. Not production ready and a bit messy but really fun to code. This is an hybrid project that can run natively or on the web (thanks to emscripten).

    ⚫︎ Node BasedImogen supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    Symbinode

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Symbinode is an easy-to-use material creation program. The program is written in C++ and uses the power of the GPU. It is free and open source.

    ⚫︎ Node BasedSymbinode supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    FilterJS

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    FilterJS is a node-based procedural texture generator, meaning that you will compose your filter, generator, or algorithm to make a texture ­– you name it – out of special blocks. Each filter has two unique blocks: an input image and an output image.

    ⚫︎ Node BasedFilterJS supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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