How to use Substance Player?

Substance Player allows to load and play with any substances.

Those substances must be .sbsar files.

Load a substance

To load a substance, you can either:

  • Click on File-> Open
  • Drag&Drop the substance file in the 2D View

Once a substance has been loaded, it appears in the 3D View, outputs are displayed in the 2D View, and parameters are visible in the Parameters View.

Modify Substance Parameters

If you change parameters, the substance is updated in real time in both the 2D View for each output, as well as in the 3D View.


Some substances are filters and require a bitmap as input. It's for example the case of Bitmap2Material.

You can put an input either in the required parameter, or by drag&dropping a bitmap in the 2D View.

Export bitmaps

Substance Player allows to export bitmaps for all the maps of the substances.

To do so, click on "Export as Bitmap" button.

Save Presets files

Preset files are files with .sbsprs format.

They save some specific values of the parameters, and can be used in some other substance compatible software.

To save a preset file, you need to change some values of parameters and then click on the Preset button.