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, 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: