New Sampler: Export Material Parameters Across Your 3D Workflow

The latest version of Sampler brings a range of new features designed to boost speed and quality in 3D workflows.

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Substance 3D Sampler version 3.4.0 has arrived, bringing new features tailored to improve the quality of materials, and to boost ease and efficiency for 3D artists working with these assets.

Export Parametric Assets Across Your 3D Workflow

Export parameters to a wide range of apps. 

Modify parametric materials directly within the software of your choice, allowing you to speed up iteration by cutting out any lengthy back and forth between Sampler and other apps. This is thanks to Sampler’s new ability to expose asset parameters for any software that supports SBSAR files, such as CLO, UE5, Blender, Photoshop, and Illustrator, among others.  

Expose parameters by hovering over each parameter’s pin icon.

Colored circles help you easily identify parameters – and look glorious.

Find more information in this tutorial

Add Physical Properties to Materials for CLO 

You can now add metadata to a material, inputting physical properties of a material; when exported to CLO, this data is used to ensure the material reacts appropriately with simulations of physics – for instance, if draped over an object, the material will react to gravity realistically within CLO. With this update, the material’s SBSAR file is essentially a complete container containing information on the material’s appearance, as well as metadata on its physical properties – characteristics such as Bending, Shear, Friction, and more. 

Enter physical properties, and export this data to CLO.

Customize Your Interface; Automate Your Workflow 

You can now create plugins and scripts, thanks to Sampler’s new Python API. This gives you the ability to customize your interface, making it easy to integrate Sampler into your pipeline, and to set up your workflow overall, in any way you wish. This could allow you, for instance, to create a script allowing you to automate repetitive tasks. You could, for example, use the Image to Material (AI Powered) filter on a folder containing several images, creating a number of materials at once. 

In addition, with this update Image to Material (AI Powered) is now available on Mac

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