Adobe releases Substance 3D Sampler 4.4

Initially posted on 23 March 2024, and up to date with particulars of the ultimate launch.

Adobe has launched Substance 3D Sampler 4.4, the most recent model of its materials authoring and 3D capture software.

The replace provides three new options primarily based on Adobe’s Firefly generative AI toolset.

Textual content-to-texture and Textual content-to-pattern generate supplies and patterns from customers’ textual content descriptions, whereas Picture-to-texture generates tileable textures from reference pictures.

The options are all nonetheless formally in beta, and are solely accessible to Adobe subscribers.

Textual content-to-texture generates tileable textures from textual content prompts
Adobe initially launched Substance 3D Sampler 4.4 in beta again in March, at which level there was solely a single new generative AI characteristic: Textual content-to-texture.

Because the identify suggests, it generates tileable textures from easy textual content prompts, routinely creating 4 variations of the feel from which a consumer can choose.

The feel can then be transformed into a whole PBR materials utilizing Substance 3D Sampler’s present Image to material system.

Sampler routinely attaches Adobe’s Content Credentials to belongings generated utilizing Firefly, indicating within the metadata that they’re AI-generated.

Picture-to-texture generates textures from reference pictures
To that, the ultimate launch provides two additional AI options: Picture-to-texture and Textual content-to-pattern.

Picture-to-texture additionally generates textures, but it surely does so from a reference picture quite than a textual content immediate, offering better management over the outcomes generated.

Its output is at all times a sq., tileable texture, though the reference picture itself needn’t be tileable, and may have any side ratio.

Textual content-to-pattern works in an identical method to Textual content-to-texture, producing a sq. tiling sample from a textual content description.

The consequence can be utilized as an enter for the present Pattern filter or Cloth Weave filter.

Nonetheless formally beta options, and never accessible to Steam customers
All three of the brand new AI options are nonetheless formally in beta, even within the closing launch.

They require an Adobe account, in order that they’re solely accessible to customers with Substance 3D subscriptions, not with the outdated perpetual license, which was bought by Steam.

Adobe discontinued the Steam version firstly of the yr, however had mentioned that customers will “preserve receiving free updates all all through 2024”.

Value and system necessities
Substance 3D Sampler 4.4 is suitable with Home windows 10+, CentOS 7.0+/Ubuntu 20.04+ Linux and macOS 11.0+. The software program is now subscription-only.

The Home windows and macOS editions can be found through Adobe’s Substance 3D Texturing subscriptions, which value $19.99/month or $219.88/yr; or Substance 3D Assortment subscriptions, which value $49.99/month or $549.88/yr.

The Linux version is offered through Creative Cloud for Teams, priced at $1,199.88/yr.

Read a full list of features in Substance 3D Sampler 4.4 in the online changelog

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