Mm44 – Hard Surface Texturing Substance Painter

In this tutorial, you’ll learn my approach on how to texture a MM44 Mecha with Substance Painter – with around 9 hours of training.  Learn how to texture a complex hard surface model – with a lot of UDIMs – for a high-quality VFX render. I’ll show you how to achieve the finest texture look, and try to break the procedural Substance look, which you often see.


  • In the first part, I’ll show you my workflow for unfolding all UVs of the model in about 1H30. We’ll take a look at the news UVToolkit and Unfold/Layout UV of the MM44.
  • Next, you’ll learn how to prepare and export it to Substance (prevent border smoothing, ID maps, UDIM, texture set etc.)
  • In Substance, we will create our own SmartMaterial from scratch, with the help of external textures.
  • We’ll cover the perfect workflow between Substance Painter and Arnold 5 to reproduce the exact same shader.
  • The last part is more about different tips. How to analyse your image, make retakes, adjustment, refinement, problem solving, lighting techniques, final presentation, etc.
  • Even if it’s easy to follow, this is an intermediate tutorial. The basics of Maya, Substance and Arnold are recommended.

The model is based on a Benoit Godde’s concept.


  • 9H of video – Fully in English – Without any speed-up – 1440p – 8 GB
  • Basic project files (Exr, personal texture, scripts ,etc.)

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