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  1. Create or buy Sculpting app

    I think creating or buying something like Nomad Sculpt and slotting it into the Substance ecosystem would just be awesome. Bonus: vr support

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  2. Same features and UX for SBSAR materials between Painter and Designer

    If you have ever created a SBSAR material for Painter you may have noticed that the experience of using it in Designer and in Painter is pretty different. There is a bunch of specificities in Painter you have to know in order to make it work as you wish – when possible – and once that done you discover that the UI of your material is not exactly what you had at the beginning in Designer.

    Not only this is disturbing (after all it is the same material that is manipulated) but as a material designer it requires quite a…

    37 votes
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  3. RTX support

    Allow support for RTX to speed up the baking process (similar to designer)

    12 votes
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  4. Python API

    Add a python api Painter similar to the one implemented in Designer.

    Regards
    Bonsak

    18 votes
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  5. Radial Symmetry

    Radial Symmetry..

    19 votes
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  6. Please update bad advice in documentation

    In https://docs.substance3d.com/spdoc/gpu-drivers-crash-with-long-computations-128745489.html, one of the suggestions is "Disabling the TDR completely -> Set "TdrLevel" to 0 ( not recommended )". Even if it says "not recommended" this suggestion cannot be safely done in a PC running DX12 applications. For DX11 application TdeLevel=0 effectively is the same as an infinite timeout, however with DX12 you also get page faults which go through the TDR handling mechanism. When these are triggered, it will cause an unrecoverable PC hang. A number of substance painter users in our production had followed this advice and it took us a number of weeks to track…

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  7. instances and blending modes

    When I instance a material or smart material and have the blending mode on the original set to anything other than it's default I have to change the blending mode of each channel in every textureset I have it instanced to, because the instances have their blending modes set to default again. For instance, If I instance a material whose basecolor I want to be multiplied over what is below, I set the blending mode to multiply. But when I instance this material to any other textureset, It comes in as normal and then I have to go through all…

    2 votes
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  8. Orthographic snap

    When rotating in orthographic view holding shift to snap to 90 degree angles. Makes it quick and easy to place logos and such.

    3 votes
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  9. Copy content from paint layer to its mask

    I ran into a case where I wanted to copy the content of my paint layer then create a fill layer and paste the paint layer content in the mask channel. Even if it was originally color it could still be pasted as gray scale into the mask channel.

    17 votes
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  10. Edit mesh name

    We would like to be able to edit mesh name in project configuration within painter (Similar to being able to edit shader name within texture set list).

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  11. Change all textureset size at once

    We should have a way to change ALL textureset size at once.
    For example switching all textureset size from 4k to 128 in 1 selection/click.

    6 votes
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  12. Brush Settings Presets

    Add the ability to save/restore brush settings quickly. I'm constantly bumping flow/opacity/spacing up and down and presets with my preferred brush settings would be greatly speed up my workflow.

    6 votes
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  13. Add more language to the software

    such Chinese
    It is earnestly hoped that

    1 vote
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  14. Tessellation shader for the viewport

    It's kind of annoying having to export your maps to visualize how your height maps will look with parallax or tessellation, and it'd be amazing to have this kind of feature in the editor like Designer has

    29 votes
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  15. Brush opacity control = better painting with pressure sensitivy

    Currently there is no opacity control via stylus pressure. There is only flow setting (which is not stroke opacity, as it controls the accumulative flow of the paint). Paint "dab" is added to previous "dab" regardless of stylus pressure, making it impossible to easily blend colors with pressure sensitivity.

    Solution would be to add a new variable "opacity" which could be linked to stylus pressure and a way to turn off paint accumulation. This brush mode combines all of the paint dabs inside single continuous stroke so that hardest pressure pixels replace the lower pressure pixels instead of adding to…

    46 votes
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  16. Export the mesh from an SPP file

    The idea of putting everything needed into one single SPP file is great for exchanging painter projects.

    Sometimes it would be nice to be able to export the mesh from an SPP project to get it back into the 3D application without having to bundle the corresponding 3D mesh separately.

    38 votes
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  17. Convert fill layer to paint layer

    It would be really helpful to be able to add an image into a fill layer and then convert that into a paint layer.

    For cleaning up AO as an example, doing this and then using smudge to neaten up issues would be really nifty.

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  18. uv unwrapping within painter

    Hi! It would be great to have a UV unwrapping sytem inside Painter.
    This way you could work the whole time inside of SP and not jumping from your 3D app to SP.
    Thanks for listening!

    87 votes
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  19. Save thumbnails (so we don't have to regenerating them every time) + Save shelf layout

    Everytime I get in SP I have to see how the thumbnails for the materials and smart materials get re-processed. That sucks specially when you have a lot of them (like having the Database), not even considering all the ram it consumes. Would it be possible to save the actual thumbnails once and not changing them unless the material gets updated?

    Also, the layout inside of the shelf doesn't get saved.

    Thanks!!!!! :D

    36 votes
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