Best 3D Texturing Software for 3D Models

Texturing a 3d model is not hard if you use a right software. Today, I will talk about some of the best 3d texturing software.

Let’s dive right in.

1. Substance Painter

Substance painter the best 3d texturing software for games.

It used PBR Texturing workflow and it’s widely used in the Gaming industry.

If you are still using Adobe PhotoShop for texturing, I recommend switching from Photoshop to Substance Painter.

If you want to learn Substance Painter, you can take a look at the Substance Painter tutorial collection.


  • Smart material and masks
  • UV reprojection
  • Post procession
  • SSS
  • Dynamic material layering
  • Custom shaders

2. Substance Designer

Substance Designer is a material creation software. With SD, you can easily create your material.

With Substance Designer, you can design tileable textures and patterns, design textures from scratch, etc.


  • Pre-made resources
  • Non-destructive workflow
  • Node-based

3. Substance Alchemist

Substance Alchemist is a very powerful tool to transform 2d photos into 3d materials or tweak your existing material with ease.

With alchemist, you can create the pattern, single or multiple photos into one material, and more.


  • Material blending
  • automatic color variation
  • Delighter

4. Mari

Mari is 3d painting software like Substance Painter but it’s widely used in Films, VFX industry.

Mari used a very high-resolution texture set which is essential to render the extremely realistic scene for VFX.

In Short, you can use Substance Painter for Gaming and Mari for VFX.


  • High-resolution texture
  • projection painting
  • Complex geometry handling

Now It’s Your Turn

So, These are my favouirt 3d texturing software for high resoultion texturing in less time. You use Mari or Substance or other software for texturing, let me know in the comment section.

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