The update includes new features for producing turntable animations, adds CAD import and USD export, brings support for negative scale, and more.
Adobe has released Substance 3D Stager 2.0, a new and improved version of the company's staging and rendering tool. The upgraded version of the application comes with many new features and enhancements, including turntable animation features, real-time rendering availability in render mode, USD export workflow, CAD import for all users, new crash reporter workflows, and many others.
The highlight of the update, however, is the robust features for producing turntable animation renders, which enable you to generate simple animations without any manual keyframing by selecting an object, applying the spin or orbit presets, and adjusting the animation properties.
Moreover, the new version of Stager adds support for the import of CAD formats from many industry-standard modeling tools. The list of supported CAD formats includes 3DM, ASM, CATPART, CATPRODUCT, IGES, IGS, JT, PRT, SLDPART, SLDASM, STP, STEP, and X_T, with more planned to be added in the future.
The upgrade also adds the ability to export USD files, with the developers planning to "continue to invest into USD to make the exchange of data between Adobe and other industry standard tools seamless".
On top of that, Substance 3D Stager 2.0 brings support for negative scale, which allows objects to be inverted along any axis from the properties panel. The users can also utilize the new mirror action feature to mirror objects in local or global space for quick changes.
And here are some of the enhancements that come with the new version of Stager:
- The real-time rendering engine for render mode: In the latest update of Substance 3D Stager, you'll be able to choose the real-time renderer as your render engine when working in render mode.
- Crash reporting: Stager now has in-app crash detection and reporting, making it easier to notify the development team about issues. Reporting your crashes in-app will help the team to isolate and resolve issues faster.