Union Bytes Painter Early Access Review

Union Bytes Painter is a Substance Painter-like application for creating low resolution directly on your 3D objects. Union Bytes Painter is currently available in early access, although it is quite stable and already quite full featured. It is commercial software available on Itch.io for $11.99.

Union Bytes Painter is described as:

Union Bytes Painter is a pixel art designing tool written in Godot and C#. It is similar to common applications such as Substance Painter

Union Bytes Painter allows the creation of 2D sprite and low res textures with color, normal, height, roughness, and metallic maps. Sprites and textures can be edited using multi-channel mode in the 2D or 3D space. 

Further tools like filters and baking can be used, to finalize your artwork with details like ambient occlusion.

What is Union Bytes Painter NOT:

– It is no substitution for Substance Painter or Blender

– It is not suitable for high resolution textures (Texture limit is 512 x 512)

Linux and Windows versions are available and there is a fully functioning but save limited trial available if you want to check it out yourself.

If you are looking for other alternatives to Substance Painter and Substance Designer check out our guide available here. You can learn more about Union Bytes Painter and see it in action in the video below.

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