Xolotl Substance Add-On For Blender - Use Substance Files (*.Sbsar) Inside Blender

by Xolotl Studio in Surfacing

*This product is up just for historic purposes since Adobe finally launched their own native plugin for blender, for current users, if possible I will expand on adobes functionality to streamline the use of substances and I will let you know in time

This is a plugin to use Substance files( *.sbsar) inside Blender

The latest update allows you to import the substances easier and adjust them to see the results in the viewport faster so you can iterate and speed up your texturing workflow.

IMPORTANT: Since the SBSAR format is proprietary and protected by Substance , to use this plugin is required that you have installed the Substance Automation Toolkit  which is not included here, you need to directly acquire it from Substance 


Installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UablqJuw8c

Preferences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H59sYg9y_-M

Usage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfbHVj3pSIc

Using Octane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWJcKItYD8I

Substances Gallery Feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8q42LIcrTk 


If you need help with the plugin you can contact me directly via my discord server, this is the fastest way cause we can chat:


or you can use my Blender Artist thread, I am constantly checking it out


Are you a patron?

Wait don't buy it just yet!!! first check my Patreon page and search for the discount code!

You really cannot afford it? 

I still trust honest people that are in a rough situation, and I'm happy to help them, so you have two options either send me an email, and we'll see what can be done, or send me a pic via twitter (@ymmanuel_who) of you sharing a cookie, sandwich, coffee or whatever with someone who needs it... I want to create a website with all those pics of artists helping people!!! XD and maybe get some support of other plugin/content creators to join me in the effort

Are you a studio or need an custom shader?

Feel free to support more if you are installing in multiple machines, up to you how much you want to, also if you need a specific Shader configuration, instead of the default ones, let me know and we'll see what can be done

Check the youtube channel playlist for tutorials on how to install & use the plugin

The latest plugin version is compatible with:

BLENDER 2.8+ and supports Eevee, Cycles and Octane

Substance Automation Toolkit 2019.3.0+


  • Use Substance files from Substance designer (.sbsars) directly in Blender
  • Out of the box support for the materials available in Substance Source
  • File browser for easy navigation between substances
  • Work with substances based on the PBR Metal/Roughness workflow
  • Works with Cycles, Eevee and Octane materials
  • Parameters are obtained dynamically from the substance file
  • Live viewport update (experimental)
  • Support for Emissive, Opacity, Height, and other additional channels
  • Auto-assign materials to the selected objects
  • Customizable bit-depth export
  • Material instancing for easy iteration
  • Available for Windows, MacOS and Linux

Roadmap (not in any specific order):

  • Add pbr secular/glossiness workflow
  • Add more third party renderers support
  • Keyable parameters
  • +more...

Thanks for the support! this will help me to develop this plugin and a lot more cool stuff!!!

*** Contact Information ***

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You can also support me via Patreon: Xolotl Studio

Or contact me if you have any doubts or comments

Twitter: @ymmanuel_who or @xolotl_studio

Or if you want to join the discord server

Sales 300+
Customer Ratings 8
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Published about 4 years ago
Blender Version 2.8, 2.81, 2.82, 2.83, 2.9, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93
License GPL
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