Substance Designer is a node-based texture compositing tool that allows you to create Substance files or bitmap textures. You can use it to texture assets and also bake model information (ex: normal, displacement, curvature etc.). It contains a wide library of tools, materials and procedural effects to help you achieve your goals in a fully non-destructive workflow.
Material Layering: 1 node VS hundreds of layers
Substance Designer 4 is the first texturing tool to introduce a material layering workflow.
Tired of messy layers ? Fit all you need in a few compact and handy nodes. Let Substance connect all the channels for you and focus on what really matters: your art.
You are free to make any change you want at any time, and all your changes will automatically be applied to all the outputs of your substance (diffuse, specular, normal, etc), so you can create and edit complete texture sets in a much faster way than with traditional tools.
Non-Destructive authoring workflow means you can revert all the actions you are making without losing any of your work. No more "I can’t come back to that point"!