Getting started

Learn how to use the software:

  • Activation and licensesThis page has information on how to activate and manage your licenses so you can start using Designer.
  • System requirementsThis page lists system requirements and hardware compatibility information.
  • OverviewThis page gives an overview of Substance 3D Designer https://www.adobe.com/products/substance3d-designer.html, how it compares to the other applications in the Substance ecosystem and what sort of filetypes and resources you will work with.
  • Workflow overviewThis page explains the concept of Node-Based workflows, and provides a summary of the 3 main types of Graph you can author in Designer.
  • ShortcutsOn this page you can find an overview of all shortcuts for Substance 3D Designer.
  • Tutorials & learningIf you prefer to dive in with videos and other more focused learning material, these tutorials are good for getting started: