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  1. Substance Painter software stability and UI usability

    so i created this to see how many people prioritize that over adding new features in SP...people cant normally work being constantly scared to lose all their work and it makes it impossible to work on a big asset, because adding a lot of layers makes SP even more unstable...
    so if you re more concerned not to lose your work instead of having new features, I need your vote!

    thank you!

    1 vote

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  2. A special layer for adding normal details that affect Smart Masks/Materials.

    Would be awesome if one could paint normal info on a special layer that then would be added to the normal channel, and thus would affect all the smart masks and materials.

    5 votes

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  3. Additional Map Shortcut

    Add an additional map shortcut so we can see and swap quickly bettween baked map to watch if all is ok.

    c = Channel
    m = Material
    a = Additional map ?

    3 votes

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  4. color id masking

    masking out mesh with color id, basically have the ability to mask out your mesh that way you can, if you export your lowpoly as all one mesh and you have intricate details or stuff that blocks you from texturing it can make it difficulty, it would make it an effective way to mask out your mesh

    2 votes

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  5. Tessellation shader for the viewport

    It's kind of annoying having to export your maps to visualize how your height maps will look with parallax or tessellation, and it'd be amazing to have this kind of feature in the editor like Designer has

    29 votes

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  6. import alembic files

    Ability to import all or geo from an Alembic file.

    12 votes

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  7. Convert fill layer to paint layer

    It would be really helpful to be able to add an image into a fill layer and then convert that into a paint layer.

    For cleaning up AO as an example, doing this and then using smudge to neaten up issues would be really nifty.

    1 vote

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  8. 8K Texture export option.

    I would like to make a feature request for Substance Painter: I would really like an option to export in 8K. You do not even have to be able to work in 8K as long as there is the option to let the textures re-generate to 8K. Of course Substance painter should then also recognize 8K base maps.

    It could even be a hidden option that you manually have to turn on in the settings menu. Maybe with a warning that it could be slow and only works on Video cards with more than 3GB of ram. (I have 6GB…

    9 votes

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  9. Batch baking

    Baking a large amount of meshes can be a pain because it has to be done individually. We need a batch baking system with global settings.

    2 votes

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  10. Instanced Layers, Masks, Effects, etc. for INSTANCED SMART MATERIALS

    Sometimes for a UDIM Workaround, multiple texture sets have identical fill layers, smart materials, masks or effects. For better iteration, it would be great to ALSO have the ability to INSTANCE instead of JUST COPYING. For instance, I would love to be able to change parameters of a single fill layer, generator or effects and have them automatically be exactly the same in all other texture sets where I instanced that fill layer, generator or effects. This would be great for all elements that compose the layer stack. So that we can have INSTANCED SMART MATERIALS for FAST ITERATION.

    42 votes

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  11. Camera Support

    FBX camera support or the option to create and save cameras in Painter directly. The cameras are saved in the SPP file and provide reliable, repeatable results that can be directly compared for faster iteration and client review. Even final PR renders in some cases.

    When multiple cameras are active in a scene the Iray renderer could offer a batch mode for unattended rendering of all active cameras.

    Animation: Most of us here don’t need a timeline but turntable functionality with the options to either rotate the mesh or rotate a camera around a freely placeable null object would be…

    10 votes

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  12. Hight DPI Settings. They are not?

    Wtf? Why does the application order form not point - address so I can get a magnifying glass on the mail.
    Seriously, why not support high resolutions?

    7 votes

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  13. Hotkey for brush rotation

    it will be great for faster work

    5 votes

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  14. NON PBR shader please!

    Could be great to have nativelly integrated NON PBR shader in SP!

    4 votes

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  15. Change editing numbers to a double click

    I don't like the way I need to click a edit button to enter a numeric value (the button that looks like a pen in a small button). It seems like a double click would be a more traditional method for editing values. This is the way it works in Substance Designer which is the way I'd expect it to work. And as a bonus, it would declutter the interface a little bit.

    9 votes

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  16. Symmetry center based on object pivot point.

    The symmetry system don't work properly when I'm using multiple meshs to bake each part separately. When I am exporting all separate objects together, the Substance Painter create a bounding box covering all objects, but it would be better if the symmetry center was based on a pivot point from one of the separated objects (having the ability to choose which object).

    90 votes

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  17. Education license

    It would be really nice to have an educational license because it is an expensive program that I some would not use to gain profit. When looking at the License Agreement it said if you make under $100k profit you should use the Indie but if you make no profit from it it isn't worth it. As a student(Highschool) I cannot afford a program like this but would really enjoy to practice using a program like this for post-college. But my main point is I think it would good work with the program for a non-profit use for people who…

    1 vote

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  18. better viewport drag and drop

    Ability to drag and drop textures , environments, directly from the shelf to the viewport

    2 votes

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  19. 4k monitor

    You can enter into support for 4k monitor?
    I bought one 4k monitor to use this program, and is currently unusable.

    2 votes

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  20. An indicator on layers so its clear that mask has association ( ie generators, fills )

    Perhaps some way to color code masks that have associated generators, fills, etc. Since they do not show up unless the mask is selected.

    1 vote

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