Substance 3D Painter 2021

Substance 3D Painter 2021

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Jerc  [developer] Jun 25, 2021 @ 9:36am
READ ME - You can now revert to a previous version!
Hello everyone, by popular demand we just added the ability to revert to the previous version of both Painter and Designer!

Here are the steps to revert:
  • Right click on Painter in your library and click on Properties...
  • Go to the Betas tab and choose previous_2021.1.1' This will revert your Painter install
  • When launching Painter, you will see a popup, make sure to choose the second option "Launch previous version"

For a bit more details about the issues some of you are encountering. AMD had built a fix for Painter in their drivers but the change in the executable name in this new version undid that fix. We are working with AMD to get things back to normal!
Thank you for your patience.
Last edited by Jerc; Jun 25, 2021 @ 9:38am
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Fungi Jun 25, 2021 @ 9:38am 
Thank you for this update! A lot of people will be happy about this.
gex Jun 25, 2021 @ 9:55am 
Thank you!
Kim Lorentz Jun 25, 2021 @ 10:06am 
Thank you.
As an note I am using the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Last edited by Kim Lorentz; Jun 25, 2021 @ 10:07am
Romuloman Jun 25, 2021 @ 10:13am 
Thanks for the fast fix!
Renigen Jun 25, 2021 @ 11:19am 
Is there a way to skip the window and launch previous version by default, or at least remember the last selected option in the launcher?
Redeyes Jun 25, 2021 @ 1:30pm 
That works, thanks for the work around.
Jerc  [developer] Jun 25, 2021 @ 1:39pm 
Originally posted by Renigen:
Is there a way to skip the window and launch previous version by default, or at least remember the last selected option in the launcher?
Unfortunately the Steam API doesn't allow that.
porter_thxvlve Jun 25, 2021 @ 11:42pm 
Thanks a lot. Hope you guys can fix the latest version
SerQ 🔥 Jun 27, 2021 @ 1:45am 
Thank you very much, this is a very timely instruction after such a terrible and totally useless update.

I absolutely dislike the new navigation system. Bookmarks for search are generally complete nonsense. Instead of making handy custom folders and favorites, they've added a terrible system of saving the search query. The update weighs in at one gigabyte, and no new texturing tools have been made.
Awful direction of development after Adobe purchase.
Jerc  [developer] Jun 27, 2021 @ 8:09pm 
The "saved search" system is exactly the same as before, nothing has changed other than the Ui being simplified and hardcoded saved search being removed to let users customize it the way they want.
digitalfox Jun 28, 2021 @ 9:29am 
It is not working on Mac computers. Yes, you can downgrade, but here is no window with any choise, and Steam always want to start "Adobe Substance 3D" which will be of course missed. Only workaround I found so far, is to rename existing application to "Adobe Substance 3D", Steam then will dounload "Substance" again, but at least it will start.

ADDED: For Designer things exactly the same.
Last edited by digitalfox; Jun 28, 2021 @ 9:30am
Jerc  [developer] Jun 28, 2021 @ 11:55am 
We have not added the revert on Mac because it seemed like these new issues only appeared on Windows. Are you having instabilities on Mac as well?
Stoutbeerz Jun 28, 2021 @ 5:07pm 
I wish we could keep the previous and current version side by side as they also broke backwards file compatibility. There are people I need to work with on 7.1.1 who had their permanent licence that was purchased prior to the Adobe acquisition that stopped on that version.

That build before the Name change should be a separate install like 2020 instead of the beta workaround. That way people can stay on the version they like or need for file compatibility. But if they want the new version they could still have an install of along side.

Adobe really should not break compatibly on a point release. IMHO
Last edited by Stoutbeerz; Jun 28, 2021 @ 5:11pm
Jerc  [developer] Jun 28, 2021 @ 9:45pm 
Backwards compatibility is always assured, you can open files saved with the very first version of Painter with the latest one.
Forward compatibility is never guaranteed, any file created by a newer version cannot be opened with an older version. This is not new with this release, it has been the case for every release of Painter to date, no matter how small.
Last edited by Jerc; Jun 28, 2021 @ 9:46pm
digitalfox Jun 29, 2021 @ 2:42pm 
Yes, on Mac problems probably the same, both programs do not start at all (AMD RX 580 in eGPU) I know this is unsupported configuration, but old versions work nicely if you start OS on integrated graphics first and then switch to eGPU and start programs on it.

EDITED: Well... everything solved by clean install. New version working now.
Last edited by digitalfox; Jun 30, 2021 @ 6:13am
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