Create organic 3D forms quickly and intuitivelySubstance is an intuitive tool for generating 3D fractals and organic forms.
You can use a ‘fractal microscope’ to navigate 2D fractals and isolate sections and convert them into 3D forms.
The resulting geometry can be exported in OBJ format, using a built-in mesh-decimation algorithm; or rendered using Substance’s P.U.R.E. unbiased rendering engine. There’s even support for augmented reality.
The second application, Emulsion, is a progressive real-time physically based renderer. It works in CPU-based, GPU-based and hybrid modes, and supports multi-core and Hyper-Threaded systems.
The software includes a basic materials editor and camera settings, and supports tone mapping.
It imports 3DS, OBJ, DAE, DXF, PLY, STL and RAW files and exports HDR and EXR files – and again, has a built-in augmented reality option.
System requirements and availability
Both Substance and Emulsion are compatible with Windows XP and above, although for Emulsion, you’ll need to be running a 64-bit OS. Emulsion’s GPU rendering mode supports both Nvidia and AMD cards.
Both applications are free downloads and are provided without support or documentation: note that the inline help no longer works, since NeuroSystems’ servers have now been shut down.
Download Substance from Stephane Marty’s website
Download Emulsion from Stephane Marty’s website