Substance Source: New Hybrid Fabrics with Printed Patterns

Nicolas Paulhac on July 18 2017 | Substance Designer, Substance Painter, Substance Source, Content

Following the launch of our hybrid Textile Collection, here is the first update with a selection of 32 fabrics with prints and a choice of 42 patterns in total.

Furthermore, a selection of 29 of the original fabrics from the collection have been updated with the addition of a patterns parameter.

Creation in textiles is intimately linked to the design of patterns printed on the surface of the fabric. During the creation phases of clothes or accessories, the fabrics and patterns are selected independently of one another and the final result is really appreciable only when the concepts are produced.

With these new hybrid materials, we want to allow designers from the worlds of fashion, design and beyond to carry out these creative explorations directly with the Substance tools by combining the realism of scanned textiles and the creative freedom offered by the application of procedural effects.

Each asset includes:

  • The choice of several selected patterns specially created to complement the fabric
  • Size and orientation controls for the pattern
  • Up to 4 color input slots for creating color associations
  • Pattern application choices with a roughness control, metallic and independent normal value for each color slot of the pattern.

You can create an infinity of multicolor fabrics with metallic inks and embossing effects.

Can’t find the pattern you’re looking for in the selection? Use your own svg or bitmap as input and tweak it in Substance Player with the same variation possibilities as the preselected patterns.

Download Substance Player.

Have a look at how to use your own input patterns in the .sbsar file.

We wanted to give users the opportunity to use the pattern they want to customize the textile. As it had to be simplified, we didn’t want to expose too many parameters. We chose to expose 4 “Pick Color” parameters that are driving the creation of masks to selectively pick and change up to 4 colors within your custom pattern. This allows the user to make a pattern with the colors they want, without taking the head and pick the colors that he wants to use as a mask.

Need to catch up on scan post-processing techniques? Read our post on Making Hybrid-Scan Materials Using Substance Designer 6!

Now that you know more about how we created the hybrid printed textile, it's up to you to play. Download materials in .SBSAR format on Substance Source and create your own collections of patterned fabrics by adding procedural effects.

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