Introduction to Texture Creation with Substance Designer

A course by Angel Fernandes , Environment Artist

Environment Artist. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined January 2019

Learn to generate, modify, and render materials for 3D video games and productions

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (200)
  • 4960 students

Learn to generate, modify, and render materials for 3D video games and productions

A course by Angel Fernandes

In a video game, the setting is not just the environment but is also part of the game, and its development depends on the skill with which the character moves through it. The materials and textures, therefore, are part of the user experience. Angel Fernandes is a 3D artist and works as an environment artist, creating materials and textures for games like Hellbound, Drone Strike Force, Quantum League, and Endless Legend.

In this course, he teaches you how to create rock textures and materials for video games and 3D productions using Substance Designer. In addition, learn the basics to be able to develop any other material from scratch.

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What will you learn in this online course?

31 lessons & 22 downloads

What is Substance Designer?
5 minutes, 30 seconds
PBR materials
13 minutes, 27 seconds
User interface I
9 minutes, 29 seconds
User interface II
11 minutes, 43 seconds
Nodal system and main nodes I
11 minutes, 3 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (200)
  • 4960 students
  • 31 lessons (6h 11m)
  • 22 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create materials and textures for video games and 3D projects.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for digital artists, designers, concept artists, 3D artists, and anyone interested in learning to simulate textures and materials on the computer.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is necessary, as Angel guides you through the entire process and teaches you the interface and the fundamental tools of the software to create textures.

Regarding the materials, you only need a computer with Substance Designer, Substance Player, Marmoset Toolbag, and Adobe Photoshop installed.


4960 Students
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Angel Fernandes

A course by Angel Fernandes

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Environment Artist

Angel Fernandes is passionate about 3D graphics, the world of video games, and cinema. He has been working in the video-game industry for four years and currently holds the position of Environment Artist at NGD Studios as part of the team responsible for creating AAA scenarios.

He also has a career as a teacher both online and onsite, and his mission is clear: to tell stories through procedural materials and environments.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Substance Designer

    • What is Substance Designer?
    • PBR materials
    • User interface I
    • User interface II
    • Nodal system and main nodes I
    • Nodal system and main nodes II
  • U3

    Causeway of the Giants - Height and Normal

    • Breakdown of the material
    • Patterns and primary forms
    • Patrones y formas primarias II
    • Patrones y formas primarias III
    • Edge wear
    • Desgaste de los bordes II
    • Cracks or crevices
    • Macro and micro detail
    • Grass generator
    • Generador de pasto II
    • Water generator
  • U4

    Causeway of the Giants - Roughness and Base Color

    • Roughness
    • Roughness II
    • Nodes for the Base Color
    • Base Color II
  • U5

    Causeway of the Giants - Parameterization

    • Parameterization
    • Parametrización II
    • Forms of export
    • Basic Features of Substance Player
  • U6

    Rendering and presentation of the material

    • Rendering in Marmoset Toolbag
    • Renderizado en Marmoset Toolbag II
    • Retouching in Photoshop
    • How and where to present your material
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to creating textures with Substance Designer

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Introduction to Texture Creation with Substance Designer. 3D, and Animation course by Angel Fernandes

Introduction to Texture Creation with Substance Designer

A course by Angel Fernandes
Environment Artist. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined January 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (200)
  • 4960 students