Substance Alchemist

Artwork by Daniel Margunato

Create collections of materials by combining and tweaking existing resources, or by building new materials from photos and high-res scans.

Craft a specific catalog of materials from real-world references, or simply experiment until you find results you love – in all cases, Alchemist brings phenomenal speed and ease of use to your workflow.

1-click generators

Synthetic material creation with phenomenal speed.
Select a base material, and apply one of Alchemist’s filters; within seconds, you’ve created a complex 3D material.
Use Alchemist’s intuitive interface to modify to suit your personal preference.

Combine 3D materials

Take existing materials, and blend them together. Craft credible combinations of complex materials: tree bark with moss, for instance, or stone with pebbles; unlimited possibilities exist.

Define your blending criteria from options such as height, color, or custom masks to ensure utterly seamless blending.

Great results, achieved super-fast.

Transform 2D photos into 3D materials

Import a reference photo into Alchemist. Transform it into a high-quality 3D material. The entire process takes seconds. Our machine-learning based delighter removes shadows and helps you get the best material from your captures.

Create material collections

Substance Alchemist’s collection feature helps you build vast material libraries. Use moodboards to generate many variations of your materials.