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Your high-end material library
An exponential collection
Substance Source is growing over time with regular additions of new materials, as well as new options being added to existing assets.
Each material is unique — with a unique set of parameters.
One material, countless possibilities
Each material possesses parameters allowing personalisation to match your precise needs.
You don’t merely select, say, a calfskin leather featuring a topstitched pattern – you control the color of the leather, the style of the stitching, the density of the pattern, the degree of wear and aging of the material, and a range of characteristics besides.
A source of inspiration
A platform for learning
Each material’s node graph is provided.
Explore the processes and techniques of our in-house artists and guest experts; learn from the best of the best.
The Substance format works with all your 3D apps, in both real-time and offline renderers.
From scans to hybrid and fully procedural materials, every type of surface is covered.
Modifiable parameters allow precise personalization of materials.
Preview and tweak your materials before downloading them.
Only the best materials, which have been intensely tested and review, make it onto Substance Source.
Explore the node graphs created by experts; learn the secrets within.
Substance Source is directly accessible within your favorite 3D graphics apps.
Get inspired with curated collections of materials.
Themed collections focus on specific sectors of activity – such as automotive materials, architecture, sportswear, and urban environments – vastly increasing the efficiency of projects within those domains.
Substance is made for you
Whether you need to put together a quick prototype, dive into an Indie project or power a massive AAA production, Substance is the reference toolset for 3D materials.
The Substance toolset is on its way to become an integral part of every film creation. From commercials to feature films and TV shows, Substance tools and materials have already been used on two Academy Award winners for best special effects.
Take your product visualization to a new level of realism. Whether you need quick, iterative, inspirational tools and content, or massive production engines, Substance is the leading toolset for 3D materials.
As real-time design, including VR and AR, is becoming the new immersive way to present projects, more and more artists are adopting Substance.
An Industry Standard
The Substance format works with every tool of your 3D creation workflow.
Our team develops and maintains integrations with all the major 3D apps. And the Substance format is an industry standard, readable and useable in every tool dedicated to 3D.
Substance Source has freed my time. I can download rich resources directly from the ready-made material library and directly check the specific material’s look in Unreal Engine. Also, I can try different presets through the presets of the .sbsar file.Fisher Dai Automotive Visualizer
Substance Source is a great tool to use for the creation of realistic materials without the necessity to produce them from scratch. For example, the carpet of the work area was made starting from a Substance Source material.Mirko Vescio CEO | Oneiros
Substance Source is a great way to download your materials directly in Unreal Engine 4, and the interface is very friendly. I work with 4k textures and tweak them.Pasquale Scionti 3D architectural visualizer | Scionti Design
The Substance Source library has most of the materials and textures that you need. If there is a texture or finish that you can’t find in Substance Source (which is unlikely), you can generate it by combining existing preset materials.Alexey Afanasyev Product Visualization Lead | Visionaries 777