PBR, Physically-Based Rendering, is the new hotness in the CG world, especially with the increasing popular of Substance Painter. The end result of that process is a number of textures specifically for channels such as Roughness, Metallic, etc. Taking the results from Substance to Blender however hasn’t always been the easiest. Now there exists a plugin for easily consuming PBR textures in Blender using the Cycles renderer.
From the product page:
Easy PBR right inside Cycles!
With the rise of PBR in the AAA game industry and Allegorithmic’s wildly popular Substance toolset, it’s about time someone created a simple solution for implementing PBR textures inside of Blender. Finally, no more fiddling for hours with material nodes trying to vaguely make something that looks good. Now there’s one solution that gets it right every time and in every lighting condition! Liberate yourself as an artist to focus on your art!
Plug and Done!
Based on a PBR Metal/Rough workflow, all you have to do is import your textures, plug them in, and you’re ready to go! This node group supports maps for:
- Base Colour (Albedo, Diffuse…)
- Ambient Occlusion
It adds a new shader node to Blender that makes it easy to wire up the appropriate maps:
While not free, it does cost less than 5$.