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Adobe Unveils Groundbreaking AI Integration in Substance 3D at GDC 2024

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences.  

  • Adobe has introduced the pioneering integration of Firefly generative AI capabilities into Substance 3D Sampler and Stager, revolutionizing 3D workflows for industrial designers, game developers, and VFX professionals.  
  • These groundbreaking features, Text to Texture and Generative Background, streamline and enhance traditionally complex 3D texturing and staging tasks, significantly boosting productivity.  
  • Adobe’s ongoing innovation momentum continues with Firefly-powered upgrades across the Creative Cloud, further enhancing Substance 3D workflows for creators. 

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Today, at the renowned Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2024 in San Francisco, Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE) unveiled a game-changing integration of Firefly-powered generative AI features directly within Adobe Substance 3D design and creative workflows. This pioneering integration marks a significant leap forward in creativity and efficiency for industrial designers, game developers, and VFX professionals, revolutionizing iterative and creative processes across various domains such as 3D texturing and background image generation. 

The latest releases of Substance 3D introduce two cutting-edge Firefly-powered features: 

1. Text to Texture in Substance 3D Sampler: This innovative feature empowers creators to generate photorealistic or stylized textures for 3D object surfaces directly from simple text prompts. By eliminating the need for physical prototypes, stock imagery, or manual photography, Text to Texture enhances artists’ and designers’ creative and iterative processes exponentially. 

2. Generative Background in Substance 3D Stager: This groundbreaking feature enables users to effortlessly create detailed background images from text prompts and seamlessly composite objects into scenes with intelligent perspective and lighting matching. 

These revolutionary capabilities significantly accelerate the creative review process, making professional design workflows more productive and seamless while saving considerable time. 

“Adobe is dedicated to empowering designers and artists with cutting-edge creative tools,” said Sebastien Deguy, Vice President, 3D & Immersive at Adobe. “By integrating Firefly’s generative AI capabilities into Substance 3D, we’re not just streamlining the creative process – we’re unlocking new realms of creative possibility with generative workflows designed to amplify human imagination, not replace it.” 

For industrial designers, game developers, VFX professionals, and marketing experts, these updates translate to faster ideation, enhanced creative freedom, and the ability to generate high-quality, realistic textures and environments at a fraction of the usual time and cost. Additionally, marketing professionals and content creators will find these features invaluable for producing high-fidelity visuals and animations, enriching brand presentations and storytelling. 

Moreover, Adobe Firefly attaches Content Credentials to assets created or edited using Firefly, ensuring transparency in the creative process. Content Credentials serve as verifiable details, indicating the use of generative AI and providing contextual information such as an asset’s name, creation date, tools used, and edits made. Powered by technology from the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA), this data remains associated with the content wherever it is used, published, or stored, enabling proper attribution and aiding consumers in making informed decisions about digital content. 


Beta versions of Substance 3D Sampler 4.4 and Stager 3.0 featuring the new Text to Texture and Generative Background features will be showcased during Substance Days at GDC 2024. They will also be demonstrated at Adobe’s Substance 3D booth and accessible to all Substance 3D customers starting March 18. These updates underscore Adobe’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of digital creativity and supporting the evolving needs of designers and artists worldwide. 

To learn more, visit Adobe’s Substance 3D page at