Adobe Substance 3D Modeler: PC version leaves beta, Quest version announced
Substance 3D Modeler lets you knead and shape 3D models, on a PC or in VR. Adobe just released version 1.0.
The 3D program allows seamless switching between a monitor with a mouse and keyboard on the one hand, and a VR headset and 3D controllers on the other. The VR mode has the advantage of intuitive designing using your own hands and stereoscopic 3D visualization.
The 3D models can be exported and further processed in other programs. Substance 3D Modeler is part of a broader software suite that also includes 3D tools Painter, Stager, Designer, and Sampler. A trailer (see below) shows what you can do with Substance 3D Modeler.
Adobe Substance 3D Modeler has VR origins
The program grew out of a collaboration between the Substance 3D team and the creators of the Oculus Medium VR wetting app. Meta sold the VR app to Adobe in late 2019. The original is still available in the Rift Store under the name Medium by Adobe.
Substance 3D Modeler's closed beta phase began in the summer of 2021, and it has been undergoing open beta testing since April 2022. Now another important milestone has been reached with version 1.0.
Those who do not own a PC do not have to do without. During Meta Connect 2022, Meta announced a partnership with Adobe. The two companies plan to release Substance 3D Modeler and other Adobe apps for Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro in 2023.
The package of Substance 3D Modeler and the other 3D tools costs $47.59 per month per individual user, with additional subscription options for small and medium businesses and large enterprises. More info and a trial version are available on the official website.