Creating Beach Sand In Substance Designer

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"Creating Beach Sand In Substance Designer"

Over the course of this video tutorial you will learn how to create a realistic sand material inside of Substance Designer.

Workflows and techniques discussing...

  • Creating a believable height / normal map with undulating sand and pebbles.
  • Workflows and methods to create lived in details such as bird footprints and plant debris.
  • •Using masks and "multi value grayscale maps" to isolate detail as well as create color variety across the surface of the texture.

Skill Level - Experienced to Intermediate

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Streaming Video - 3.75 hours total with 7 HD streaming video files.

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Twitter - "bigred3d"

Polycount - "josh_lynch"

Standard Use License
License: Standard License
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For personal use and one commercial project (up to 2,000 sales or 20,000 views).


One copy to be used by a single user.

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One installation by a single user.

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