Advanced Shape Creation in Substance Designer | Eric Wiley

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Well known for his crazy experimentations in Substance Designer and his mind-blowing attention to detail, Eric has collaborated with Levelup.Digital to bring you insights into his workflow. In this fully narrated, step-by-step tutorial, Eric builds an Octopus Tentacles project from start to finish.

Learn how Eric analyzes references, his approach to breaking down a material, and his personal tools and techniques for shaping and layering intricate details. Eric shows the power and capabilities of Substance Designer by pushing the limits in this tutorial.

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced Substance Designer user, you will come away with something new to integrate into your workflow.

About the Instructor

Eric is a Senior Artist at Blizzard Entertainment in Irvine, California. With over ten years of experience, Eric specializes in environment art and material creation. Well known in the community for pushing the limits of what can be achieved inside of Substance Designer, Eric’s work has been featured in 3D Artist. He has worked on projects such as Guild Wars 2, Gigantic, Skylander Super Chargers, and Destiny 1 & 2.


- 3 hours narrated, step-by-step video tutorial

- 1080 Resolution


  • Reference Breakdown
  • Building Tentacle Segment
  • Creating Tentacle Portion
  • Assembling Full Tentacle
  • Final Material

Software Used

- Substance Designer




Familiar with software used


Personal, Small Business, and Studio/Educational Licenses are available. Personal licenses do NOT apply to companies or organizations. Sharing, streaming, and redistribution to third-party is strictly prohibited.

*Digital products are non-refundable

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Advanced Shape Creation in Substance Designer | Eric Wiley

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