No one will discuss the new destruction system below.
Besides, if you'd be involved in project budgeting you would be aware that the costs are growing and using cheap alternatives is inevitable. This is the business. first of all.
If you hate people that can make your life easier and see the threat in everything related to AI then you can hardly call yourself an artist. Rather than a kid who likes to be in a comfort zone.
Are you looking for a nice mask generator for Substance Painter? Check out a free one by Forest Telford. The artist created this as a masking method that can help you deal with the task easily.
I created this as a simple masking method compared to the built-in generators. Seems like most of them do too much or something too specific.
To use, simply add it too a mask as a generator. It will auto-plug in any maps baked out in painter, and will update if rebaked. It also has an additional normal map slot for passing in additional curvature info. Enjoy:)
In order to install it you just need to move the generator to the following folder: [User documents folder]\Substance Painter 2\shelf\generators.