Desert Bedrock | Substance Designer Tutorial

Desert Bedrock | Substance Designer Tutorial

Learn how to I created this realistic Desert Bedrock material from my Signature Series collaboration with Allegorithmic.

Use this tutorial as a detailed step by step guide for how to recreate my Desert Bedrock from scratch.

This tutorial follows a walkthrough format, where I go through how I built each of the components in the graph including:

  • Base Shapes
  • Erosion and Layering
  • Cracks
  • Sand Shape
  • Dune and Pebbles
  • Diffuse for Sand and Rock
  • Sparkles, Normals, and Roughness

Skill Level

Intermediate Level, you should be familiar with the basic nodes and workflows in Substance Designer.


  • 50+ minutes walkthrough covering the entire graph from start to finish.
  • 1080 Resolution
  • Non-directional warp node (credit to Evan Liaw and Bradford Smith) and my simple preview node are included


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