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Substance 3D Designer 12.2.0 Has Been Released

The new update brings native support for Apple's M1 CPUs, improvements for Substance model graphs, and tons of minor updates.

Adobe has announced the release of Substance 3D Designer 12.2.0, an updated version of the company's 3D material creation software. The new update brings native support of Apple silicon machines (M1), some improvements for Substance model graphs, and other small updates and bug fixes, allowing for a more comfortable working process.

The update's highlight is the addition of native support for new Apple machines based on the M1 CPU. Although Substance 3D Designer could technically run on Apple Silicon devices even before the 12.2.0 version, the native support brings a faster and more efficient experience.

The update also brings several new features and improvements to SD's model graphs. Thanks to the new Tooltips feature, it is now possible to easily understand the capabilities of nodes by reading a short description of the node when you are in the Library or in the Graph View.

To speed up the creation of your most used nodes, you can now define your own shortcuts in the Preferences, like for the other types of graphs.

The team also added the possibility to preview a node in the 3D View with a keyboard shortcut (SHIFT + Click on a node). This feature is now also available from the node contextual menu in order to make it more discoverable. 

And finally, when you are looking for a node from the node menu, nodes are now correctly filtered in order to show only the ones that are compatible with the one currently selected in the graph

And here are some miscellaneous updates:

  • 2D View improvements
  • CLO Template
  • VFX Reference Platform requirements
  • The full update of the Korean language
  • Reword and reorder items in Explorer's Information panel
  • Lots of bug fixes
  • And more!

You can learn more about the update here.

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