Sébastien Deguy, Christophe Soum, Sylvain Paris, and Nicolas Wirrmann received a "Technical Achievement Award" from the Academy.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a.k.a. The Oscars, has announced the winners of the annual Scientific and Technical Awards, dedicated to celebrating the achievements that "demonstrate a proven record of contributing significant value to the process of making motion pictures", rewarding the developers of Substance 3D Designer, Adobe's 3D material creation software, with a prestigious Technical Achievement Award.
Substance 3D team's Sébastien Deguy and Christophe Soum were rewarded for the concept and original implementation of Substance Engine, while Sylvain Paris and Nicolas Wirrmann received the trophy for the design and engineering of Substance 3D Designer specifically. The Academy noted that the flexibility and efficiency of the software's procedural features "have led to its widespread adoption in motion picture visual effects and animation".
"Adobe Substance 3D Designer provides artists with a flexible and efficient procedural workflow for designing complex textures. Its sophisticated and art-directable pattern generators, intuitive design, and renderer-agnostic architecture have led to widespread adoption in motion picture visual effects and animation," reads the Academy's official statement.
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