The Gnomon Workshop has released Substance Designer: Texture Creation, an introductory guide to Allegorithmic’s node-based texturing software.
Over the course of the video, Naughty Dog artist Rogelio Olguin introduces the basics of Substance Designer by creating a cobblestone material from scratch.
During the process, he explores how to create simple tools that can be combined into a final texture that can be modified procedurally, enabling it to be reused easily.
Although the video focuses on environment work, the techniques demonstrated can be used to create virtually any kind of texture.
Substance Designer: Texture creation is available as a digital download from The Gnomon Workshop’s website, and costs $59.