Metal Preset - Substance Painter Material

General / 07 September 2020

Description

Metal Preset is a material for Substance Painter that has 39 PBR accurate values for a number of metals. Values were sampled from scanned data and other sources such as Quixel, Allegorithmic, Unity and Dontnod's PBR value charts.

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Installation

To install the files, simply drag and drop them into the shelf in Substance Painter. This will open the 'Import Resources' dialog. On the boxes to the far right change the category to 'basematerial' and in the drop down near the bottom change 'Import your resources to:' shelf 'shelf.''



Example

To use Metal Preset drag it from the material shelf into the layer stack. For most applications simply change the preset with the drop down menu under 'Metal Preset.'



For more advanced options select the 'Custom' option under the drop down and activate the toggles to fine tune the material's values.



The Metal Preset material only contains base values. To add more detail to the overall material I like to add a grunge texture to the roughness channel, set it to overlay and lower the opacity.



Parameters

Metal Preset

Preset metallic base color and roughness values.

Custom Base Color Value

Custom value for the metallic base color.

Adjust Color HSL

Toggle allowing custom adjustment of the base color's hue, saturation and lightness.

Base Color Hue

Custom adjustment for the base color hue.

Base Color Saturation

Custom adjustment for the base color saturation.

Base Color Lightness

Custom adjustment for the base color lightness.

Use Custom Roughness Value

Toggle allowing custom adjustment for the roughness value.

Custom Roughness Value

Custom adjustment for the roughness value.

Use Custom Metallic Value

Toggle allowing custom adjustment for the metallic value.

Metallic Value

Custom adjustment for the metallic value.