Art by Tori Vergara


The Substance plugin enables the use of Substance materials directly in Maya. Whether you are working on animation or visual effects Substance in Maya delivers a unique experience with optimized features for enhanced productivity.

Maya ships with a legacy version of the Substance plugin. The native plugin is no longer supported.

This page covers the official plugin version (1.3.0).

Work faster, be more productive: Substance parameters allow for real-time texture updates directly in the Maya Viewport.

Work on Realtime PBR workflows: PBR Mode supports the Stingray PBS shader and ShaderFX.

Adopt Custom workflows: Use Substance materials with any 3rd party renderer such as Arnold, Vray, Renderman, Octane and Redshift.

Substance in Maya is available on Windows, Mac and Linux with support for 2015 - 2018.