Once again, the team will kick off the GDC crazy week with a Substance Day on Monday, March 16 at the Moscone Center.

We’ve prepared a special new edition of Substance Day at GDC – a full day of talks and presentations from industry veterans and some exciting news about what’s coming up in the world of Substance, and in 3D overall at Adobe.

Check the full program here:

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
WHAT’S NEW IN SUBSTANCE AND ADOBE 3D?

Speakers: Sébastien Deguy, Vice President 3D & Immersive, Adobe; Jérémie Noguer, Principal Product Manager – Entertainment, 3D & Immersive, Adobe  

Kick-off the day with the Substance team to learn what’s new and coming up in the world of Substance, and in 3D overall at Adobe. There will be exciting information about product updates, exclusive news about upcoming projects – and the team will reveal the winners of the phenomenal Meet MAT 2 contest.  

11:20 AM – 12:20 AM
EXPLORE THE ENVIRONMENT AND MATERIAL CREATION OF CONTROL

Speaker: Miro Vesterinen, Senior Environment Artist, Remedy Entertainment 

Take a look into the environment and material creation workflows of the award-winning game Control.
Miro will discuss Remedy Entertainment’s approach to tiling materials and creating the brutalist architecture of the Oldest House. He will also share how materials and lighting played a crucial part in the development of Control.

01:20 PM – 2:20 PM
CREATING A FANTASY BATTLEFIELD MATERIAL COLLECTION WITH
SUBSTANCE DESIGNER    

Speaker: Enrico Tammekänd, Senior Environment Artist, Counterplay Games

Delve into the processes required to populate fabled realms with terrifying wyrms or dire necromancers. Enrico Tammekänd will detail how he crafted a signature collection of materials common to fantasy worlds for Substance Source. Discover how Enrico leveraged the power of Substance Designer to define materials within a wide range of surfaces. 15 of his materials are available for your use; Enrico will take you into the PBR material creation workflow he used to create these resources, and share some tricks he used along the way.  

2:40 PM – 3:40 PM
TEXTURING THE WORLD OF  THE GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED GAME: GEARS 5 

Speakers: Eugene Slautin, Lead Hard Surface Artist, The Coalition; Ben Day, Senior Hard Surface Artist, The Coalition 

Gears 5 started its development with a goal to challenge assumptions. In this talk, Eugene and Ben will discuss how this goal affected technical requirements and their material creation workflow. They will detail their art workflow principles, how they dictated proprietary tool creation for their art pipeline, and how the Substance suite was crucial in the production process. They will also share their favourite Substance Painter recommendations, and how these were used on Gears 5 assets.  

4:10 PM – 5:40 PM
FROM MEDIUM TO  SUBSTANCE: A COMPLETE WORKFLOW FROM VR SCULPTING
TO 3D PAINTING

Speaker: Gio Nakpil, Art Director, Oculus

VR is a revolution in 3D asset creation, and Medium by Adobe is the premier VR creative tool. This session will detail a creative journey, from sculpting in an immersive environment to painting a production-ready asset. Attendees will leave with a thorough understanding of a sculpting and painting workflow with Medium and Substance by Adobe.

The event will run all day in room #3020+3022 at the Moscone Center West Hall.
It’s open to all attendees with an Expo Plus pass and above. There’s no need to register but try to show up early; seats are limited!

This amazing day will end with a fun after-party from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM with the Substance team, the speakers, and the Substance community. Don’t miss it, register now!

Also, don’t forget to meet us on the show floor at booth S1035 from March 18 through March 20 in the South Hall.
Our team will be there with some exclusive live demos, an exhibit with Meet Mat contest winners and more surprises.
The full schedule of activities at the booth will be available soon.

Any questions? Please contact the Events team

We hope to see you there!