Start your 3D journey with Substance.

Free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers License.

Step #1: Create your Adobe Account

You’ll need an Adobe Account to get your redemption code and access Substance 3D apps.
Already have an account? Go to step #2.

Step #2: Submit Your Request

Fill out your email and country/region.

Step #3: Verify your eligibility

Please check your inbox for an email from donotreply@adobepartneroffer.com and follow the link in the email to verify your eligibility.

Step #4: redeem your code and get access


Once your eligibility is validated, you will receive your redemption code and instructions by email from Identitie.

Then, you can install Substance 3D apps and enjoy for free!

Browse Substance 3D Community Assets

Get content to use with the Substance apps and beyond. The assets are created by the community, shared for free, and will give you a lot to play with: materials, models, generators, and more!

Learn how to create beautiful 3D

Get the latest courses and tutorials for the Adobe Substance 3D apps. Learn more about Modeler, Stager, Painter, Designer, and Sampler.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license? 

To be eligible for this license you need to be officially enrolled student or a teacher at an accredited higher education institution.

K-12 and self-taught users are, unfortunately, not eligible for the free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license.

The free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license is also not currently available to users in Restricted Countries (countries where access or usage is restricted by local laws or embargoes).

Adobe verifies your status through the school-issued email address provided during purchase. If you do not have a school-issued email address or your email address cannot be verified, additional proof of eligibility may be requested after purchase like a Student ID Card.

I am a student or teacher in high school, can I have the free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license?

No, the free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license is intended for students and teachers in higher education institutions.

How do I get a free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license?

Go to this page 

  1. If you don’t already have one, create an Adobe Account.
  2. If you already have an Adobe Account, fill in the email address you used for your Adobe Account and select your country or region in the drop-down list, then submit the form.
  3. Check your inbox and follow the link in the email, then complete the validation process. If you don’t see the email, don’t forget to check your spam folder.
  4. Once your eligibility is validated, you will receive a redemption code by email. Input this code on https://redeem.adobe.com/ to get the license.
How long will the free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license last?

The free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license is valid for 12 months. If you are still eligible at the end of the 12 months, you can renew your student license following the same redemption process.

Which Apps are included with my free 3D Substance for Students and Teachers license?

The free Substance 3D Students and Teachers license gives you access to the following Substance 3D App:

  • Substance 3D Designer
  • Substance 3D Modeler
  • Substance 3D Painter
  • Substance 3D Sampler
  • Substance 3D Stager
Which services are included with my free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license?

The free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license doesn’t include monthly download for the Substance 3D Assets. However, your Adobe Account provides you access to the Substance 3D Community Assets which are free.

How do I activate the free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license?

The free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license is activated via the Creative Cloud Desktop application.

Can I use the free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license for commercial work?

No, these licenses are used for personal and educational purposes only. Assets and content created with a free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license cannot be sold or used for commercial work.

Can I display work created with my free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license on my portfolio?

Yes, work created as a student or teacher with the free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license can be used in your portfolio.

On which operating system can I use the free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license?

The free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license provides you access to the software on Windows and Mac.

I am graduating soon and will no longer be a student. What are my options to continue using the Substance 3D apps?

You can find all the Substance 3D offers on this page.

Can I use the free Substance 3D for Students and Teachers license to teach or study in class

No, this license is intended for personal learning purposes only. For use in the classroom or labs, the Substance 3D apps are included in the Creative Cloud All Apps for education which you can find on this page.