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Downloading and Installing the Plugin | Ecosystem and Plug-ins

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            1. Blueprint(UE4): Substance material parameters
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            3. Blueprint(UE4): Aggregate Substance
            4. Blueprint(UE4): Node Reference
          13. Unreal Engine 4 Scripting
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              1. SubstanceRuntimeGraph Class overview
              2. Member Function Documentation
              3. Detailed Description
        15. Scripting in Unity (Deprecated)
        16. API Overview
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        19. Substance 3D Assets Library Usage
        20. Removing Substance Plugin
        21. Substance 3D in Unity Tutorials
        22. Physical Size in Unity
        23. Sharing sbsar Files Between Projects
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        1. Lumberyard overview
        2. Importing a Substance
        3. Assigning a Substance
        4. Parameters and outputs
        5. Flow Graph API
      4. Roblox
    3. 3D Applications
      1. Maya
        1. Maya Plugin Release Notes
          1. Maya 2.4.1
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          17. Maya 2.0.3
          18. Maya 0.9.11
        2. Substance in Maya Overview
        3. Installation
        4. Substance Output Node
        5. Using Workflows
        6. Working with Outputs
        7. Procedural Sampling
        8. Presets
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        10. Arnold Support
        11. Apply Workflow To Maps
        12. Maya Scripting
        13. Physical Size in Maya
      2. 3ds Max
        1. 3ds Max Plugin Release Notes
          1. 3ds Max 2.8.0
          2. 3ds Max 2.7.0
          3. 3ds Max 2.4.2
          4. 3ds Max 2.4.1
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        1. MODO overview
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          1. Modo 2.7.3
          2. Modo v. 2.7.5
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          4. Modo v. 2.7.3
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        14. Modo Switch Engine
        15. Tiling Modo textures
      4. Cinema 4D
        1. Cinema 4D overview
        2. Set-Up
        3. Using the Substance Plugin
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      5. Houdini
      6. Blender
        1. Blender overview
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          1. Add-on 2.0.0
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          3. Add-on 0.9.5
          4. Add-on 0.9.3
          5. Add-on 0.9.2
          6. Add-on 0.9.1
        3. Substance in Blender Overview
        4. Downloading and Installing the Plugin
        5. Preferences
        6. The Substance 3D Panel
        7. Shortcuts and Navigation
        8. Workflows
        9. Physical size in Blender
        10. Substance 3D Assets Library
        11. Troubleshooting
        12. Uninstalling the Add-on
        13. Substance 3D Add-on for Blender Tutorials
    4. Creative Cloud Applications
      1. Photoshop
    5. Renderers
      1. Converting Substance outputs
      2. Color Management
        1. Color Management overview
        2. Substance textures in Maya
        3. Substance textures in 3ds Max
      3. Arnold
        1. Arnold overview
        2. Arnold - Substance in 3ds Max
        3. Arnold - Substance in Maya
        4. Arnold - Substance Painter
      4. Vray
        1. Vray overview
        2. Vray Next - Substance in Maya
        3. Vray Next - Substance in 3ds Max
        4. Vray Next - Substance Painter
      5. Renderman
        1. Renderman overview
        2. Renderman for Maya
        3. Renderman - Substance Painter
      6. Redshift
        1. Redshift overview
        2. Redshift for 3ds Max
        3. Redshift for Maya
        4. Redshift - Substance Painter
      7. Maxwell
        1. Maxwell overview
        2. Maxwell - Substance in Maya
        3. Maxwell - Substance Painter
      8. Corona
        1. Corona overview
        2. Corona for 3ds Max
        3. Corona - Substance Painter
      9. Octane
        1. Octane overview
        2. Octane for 3ds Max
        3. Octane for MODO
      10. Keyshot
      11. Thea
      12. Maverick
        1. Maverick overview
        2. Substance Painter Integration
        3. Substance SBSAR Integration
      13. Toolbag
      14. Cycles and Eevee
        1. Cycles and Eevee overview
        2. Cycles and Eevee - Substance 3D for Blender
        3. Cycles and Eevee - Susbtance Painter
    6. Partnerships
      1. Substance 3D and Maxon One
      2. Substance 3D and Maxon One FAQ

Downloading and Installing the Plugin

Download

The addon can be downloaded from the Substance 3D in Blender. Click Adobe Substance 3D add-on for Blender to signing in with an Adobe account and access the download page. Navigate to the bottom of the page to download the .zip files for the Substance 3D add-on and Substance 3D Integration Tools.

There are two separate .zip files to download and install:

  • Substance 3D add-on for Blender (single download for all platforms)
  • Substance 3D Integration Tools (download Windows, Mac, or Linux version)
Alert:

For Mac users: Safari web browser defaults to unzipping downloaded .zip files, which need to remain zipped when for installation. To prevent the file from unzipping, update Safari preferences to not open "safe" files after downloading.

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Preferences
  3. Under the General tab, uncheck the option Open “safe” files after downloading

Install Steps

First time installation

  1. Download the add-on .zip files from the Adobe prerelease page.
  2. Open Blender (v. 3.0 or higher).
  3. From the top navigation bar, select Edit and then Preferences. Then select the Add-ons tab.
  4. Click the Install button.
  5. In the file explorer, locate the folder to where the .zip files were downloaded to
  6. Select the Substance3DInBlender.zip file and click the Install Add-on button.
  7. In the Add-ons section, click the checkbox to enable the add-on and click the drop-down arrow the expand the section.
  8. You will be prompted to install the Integration Tools. Click Install from disk to select the Substance3DIntegrationTools.zip and click the Install tools button.
    If they were not previously downloaded, click Download to open the Adobe prerelease page in your browser and download the tools, then use Install from disk to install them.
  9. The addon is now ready to use!

Updating Add-on and Tools

  1. Download the newest release from the Adobe prerelease page.
  2. Use the Uninstall Tools button to remove the Substance3D Integration Tools.
  3. Use the Remove button to uninstall the add-on
  4. Close and restart Blender
  5. From the top navigation bar, select Edit and then Preferences. Then select the Add-ons tab.
  6. Click the Install button.
  7. In the file explorer, locate the folder to where the .zip files were downloaded to
  8. Select the Substance3DInBlender.zip file and click the Install Add-on button.
  9. In the Add-ons section, click the checkbox to enable the add-on and click the drop-down arrow the expand the section.
  10. You will be prompted to install the Integration Tools. Click Install from disk to select the Substance3DIntegrationTools.zip and click the Install tools button.
    If they were not previously downloaded, click Download to open the Adobe prerelease page in your browser and download the tools, then use Install from disk to install them.
  11. The addon is now ready to use!

Updating Individual Components

When updating the Add-on only:

  1. From the add-on preferences, use the Remove button to uninstall the add-on.
  2. Restart Blender
  3. Navigate to the add-on preferences again and use the Install button to load the new version of the add-on. The previously loaded Integration Tools will remain.

When updating the Integration Tools only:

  1. From the add-on preferences, use the Update Tools button to load the newer version of the Integration Tools. The previously used Add-on will remain.
  2. Restart Blender for changes to take effect.

OR

  1. From the add-on preferences use the Uninstall Tools button to remove the Integration Tools.
  2. Restart Blender
  3. Use the Install from disk button to find and load the newer version of the Integration Tools. The previously used Add-on will remain.

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