Within my current lesson, I have been trying to get to grips with Substance Painter. Substance Painter is used to texture 3D models more easily than other software’s such as Photoshop since both the UV map and the model is shown so you can see how the model looks whilst working on it.
This is the image of how my go at the turtle model currently looks (the model was provided, the texturing I did to get to grips with it). I started off colouring the shell with the polygon fill tool. This tool can be used to fill the entire part of a model (which is useful when wanting a part to just be on colour like a white shirt) or have use UV fill to colour as you may see by the turtle’s shell. you need to create a fill layer for the fill tool to work however.
The fill layer also allows you to add a black mask to the fill tool. A mask makes the colour not appear. There is a slider that affects the visibility of the colour, white means that the colour shows on the model and black resorts the model to its original colour.
The UV fill allows you to fill the UV shell in so to it gives a part of the object the colour that it needs to be filled on the map to the right. Polygon fill allows you the select and fill in polygon faces of the model.
You can also change the amount of light reflection on the fill so that they will have a metallic or plastic look with high light roll off to bounce off and make it shiny or make it look like more cloth with less light reflecting off the object. You can also apply materials on to the object, so you can apply textures to make the object such as the turtle shell have the wood texture to make the shell wood. You can download materials off the internet and import them in to use. You can also apply logos onto the model. There are some logos already available but you can download and install more. The best part is that you can apply the logos to the model itself instead of the UV (which you can still do) which makes applying logos more easier to be precise with.
Substance Painter is a better option for texturing compared to other programs such as Adobe Photoshop simply due to the fact that you can see the model in real time whilst texturing so you can see if the logos are in the right place, if the colouring is correct, how it looks and change it where needed rather easily.