March 25, 2023

Adobe releases Substance 3D Stager 2.0

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 | Posted by Jim Thacker

Adobe has launched Substance 3D Stager 2.0, the most recent model of its scene layout and rendering tool.

The replace expands the vary of file codecs that Stager helps, making it potential to export USD recordsdata, and for customers with out Enterprise subscriptions to import a variety of widespread CAD codecs for rendering.

There are additionally new animation presets for rendering mannequin turntables, help for mirroring objects, and the software program’s real-time render mode is now obtainable for ultimate output in addition to interactive previews.

An intuitive approach for much less specialist 3D artists to create digital product images
Launched in 2021, Substance 3D Stager was the primary utility within the Substance product line not designed primarily for materials authoring, and supersedes Adobe’s older Dimension software program.

Like its precursor, it’s aimed toward designers in addition to specialist 3D artists, and is meant to offer an intuitive workflow for creating photorealistic model visualisations and product mockups.

It allows customers to put out scenes utilizing physics-based instruments to position 3D primitives or imported fashions, and comes with libraries of readymade supplies and ‘atmosphere levels’ mimicking real-world studio lighting.

For rendering, Stager makes use of Adobe’s Mercury Rendering Engine, a brand new hybrid CPU and GPU renderer.


Substance 3D Stager 2.0: higher helps for USD recordsdata and CAD codecs
Substance 3D Stager 2.0 expands the software program’s help for traditional 3D file codecs, with customers now capable of export knowledge in USD format in addition to import USD recordsdata for rendering.

USD export helps geometry, together with hierarchy data; supplies, as both USD preview floor and Adobe Customary Materials definitions; cameras and lights, together with baked atmosphere lighting.

As well as, the choice to import CAD recordsdata – beforehand restricted to customers with Enterprise subscriptions – is now obtainable for all customers, together with these with perpetual licences.

CAD file formats supported embrace 3DM, IGES, JT and STEP, plus the native codecs of CATIA, Parasolid, Strong Edge and SolidWorks.

Different modifications: animation presets for mannequin turntables, help for object mirroring
Different modifications embrace new Orbit and Spin animation presets for producing turntable renders, and the choice to reflect or negatively scale objects.

As well as, the real-time render mode, beforehand obtainable just for interactive previews, can now be used for output, though it’s beneficial for draft somewhat than final-quality renders.

Pricing and system necessities
Substance 3D Stager 2.0 is accessible for Home windows 10+ and macOS 11.0+. Perpetual licences price $149.99.

The software program can be obtainable as a part of Adobe’s Substance 3D Collection subscriptions, which price $49.99/month or $549.88/yr for people; $1,198.88/yr for studios.

Read a full list of new features in Substance 3D Stager 2.0 in the online release notes

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