Custom Plug-In Directory Paths
At my studio, we need to distribute a set of custom Substance Painter plug-ins to all of the artists. Substance Painter doesn't provide any mechanism to load plug-ins outside of the standard Windows path at %userprofile%\Documents\Allegorithmic\Substance Painter\plugins.
We want to avoid modifying modifying %userprofile% or placing files in the users' Documents folder, which is outside the realm of the directories that our pipeline typically manages.
Most DCC software allows you to specify custom plug-in paths. Can you expose a command line argument or environment variable for additional plug-in path loading?
I completely agree! In fact, I would take it one step further. Now with the new Substance Launcher it is confusing when downloading from the source when you want one thing for designer and another for painter (or for use in both). It would be nice if there was one location the launcher downloaded items (bedsides my overfull download folder!) that would be immediately shared between the various apps without duplication. That could easily be this folder suggested by undeadlabs.
Ian Good 0 commented
I love this idea.