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Open Source Substance 3D Painter Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Substance 3D Painter is Blender. If that doesn't work for you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Substance 3D Painter, but unfortunately only two of them is open source. If you can't find an alternative you can try to remove all filters.

Substance 3D Painter alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Painting Apps or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Substance 3D Painter.
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Substance 3D Painter has the tools you need to texture your 3D assets, from advanced brushes to Smart Materials that...

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  1. Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingBlender offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Blender, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Animation RiggingBlender supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBlender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedBlender supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    ⚫︎ Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Blender.
    ⚫︎ Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Blender to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableBlender is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
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    Because they do not do the same thing, blender is a 3d modelling software, substance painter is a procedural 3d texturing program. Most people actually use substance painter as the next step in a workflow after using blender.

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    ArmorPaint takes advantage of a render engine found in the Armory project. Armory is an open-source 3D game engine with full Blender integration, turning it into a complete game development tool.

    ⚫︎ Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for ArmorPaint to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
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    Almost everyone thinks ArmorPaint is a great alternative to Substance 3D Painter.
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    Open Source, Free, Blender and Armor Integration.

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    Most of the Substance Painter features included for free. Nice interface and Open Source. It's not officially released yet so ther binaries are paid for (donation) until it's 1.0 release.

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    Armor Paint is a True Altertative, do almost all of the work of Substance Painter, community supported, Open Source, Blender and Armor integration.

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