SOA AcademyDays #9

October 12-13, 2018 in Venice, Italy

State of Art Academy is holding their ninth Academy Days mid-October, a chance for participants to learn more about the trends driving Archviz today and connect with their peers. If you want to meet us there, send an email to  


Thursday October 11th : Master classes

09.00 – 18.00 Endless materials with Substance Designer with Roberto De Rose

One of most common problems in the 3d world is related to textures and more precisely the repetition of textures. The problem particularly arises when we have to cover widespread areas where it is easy to see the same pattern repeated many times, which ruins the realistic effect of the image.

Thanks to Substance Designer, this problem can be completely removed.

During the workshop Roberto De Rose, Art Director and Substance expert at SOA, will show you how to create materials, nodes and smart masks to break the repetition and so create infinite textures.


Friday, October 12 15.30 - 16.30 TALK: Allegorithmic & Obvioos - Pierre Maheut & Christophe Robert.  

We’ll be presenting the Substance usage in ArchViz. Particular reference to both Offline (with 3DSMAX plugin) & Real-time renderer (Unreal and Unity). Christophe will present the use of Substance Designer, Substance Painter and Substance Source on some of their latest projects including Highrise Residential Tower. He will also describe a pipeline with both RealTime & Raytraced imagery. Last but not least, there will be some space for a VR project made with Unreal Engine and a massive use of Substance on the Millennium Falcon.  

More information here.

Event details

October 12-13, 2018

Academy Days
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Venice – North
Via Bonfadini, 1, Mogliano Veneto, 31021