Substance Days returns to Hollywood this July to share the hottest tips and techniques from world-famous artists, and reveal what’s coming up next in the Substance World. Whether you choose to enroll in masterclasses or attend the free conference sessions, there will be instruction and presentations for beginners, intermediate, and advanced artists alike. The Keynote and presentations are free to attend (be sure to RSVP) and will also stream live from the Gnomon campus for those that can’t attend in person.

Masterclasses: Thu, Jul 27 and Fri, Jul 28

Substance Days 2017’s Masterclasses are taught in Gnomon classrooms and led by Insomniac’s Henrique Naspolini, CD Projekt RED’s Mark Foreman, Treyarch’s Ethan Hiley, Visceral Games’ Ben Nadler, and Santa Monica Studio’s Cliff Schonewill. Learn from the masters and become a better Substance artist! Register for your favorite masterclasses online today.

Free Presentations: Fri, Jul 28 and Sat, Jul 29

Hear from Sébastien Deguy, Allegorithmic CEO and Founder (Friday, July 28th, 6:00 PM PT), and discover what’s in the pipeline for Substance! Saturday (July 29th, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM PT) will be packed with talks by artists from Visceral Games, Santa Monica Studio, CD Projekt RED, Gensler, The Mill, Treyarch, Insomniac Games, Handlebar3D, and Allegorithmic. RSVP for free tickets to the presentations.

The Keynote (Friday, July 28th) and Saturday (July 29th) presentations will all be streamed live and archived for your enjoyment. If you can’t attend in person, be sure to Follow Gnomon on Livestream and tune in!


The Art of Substance II Gallery Opening: Fri, Jul 28

Friday’s Keynote presentation will be followed by the opening of The Art of Substance II at the Gnomon Gallery. The free opening will offer attendees the chance to feast their eyes on the latest and greatest Substance artwork created within the last year. Enjoy good music, great food, and complimentary refreshments, courtesy of Allegorithmic! (No RSVP required for Gallery.)


Guest Speakers

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Ben NadlerEnvironment Artist, Visceral Games

Ben Nadler will be teaching the Building an Artist-Driven Substance Pipeline Masterclass ­on Friday, July 28, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM PT. This class is designed for beginner-level Substance artists.

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Cliff SchonewillSenior Environment Artist, Santa Monica Studio

Cliff Schonewill will be teaching the Keepin’ it Stretchy with Substance Painter Masterclass on Friday, July 28, 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM PT. This class is designed for intermediate-level Substance artists.

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Ethan HileyWeapon Artist, Treyarch

Ethan Hiley will be teaching the Achieving Realistic Weapon Textures with Substance Painter Masterclass on Thursday, July 27, 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM PT. This class is designed for beginner- and intermediate-level Substance artists.

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Henrique NaspoliniSenior Character Artist, Insomniac Games

Henrique Naspolini will be teaching the Texturing Sonya Blade Masterclass on Thursday, July 27, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM PT. This class is designed for intermediate-level Substance artists.

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Mark ForemanSenior Environment Artist, CD Projekt RED

Mark Foreman will be teaching the Creating Ground Foliage in Substance Designer Masterclass on Thursday, July 27, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM PT, and the Creating a Tileable Cliff Rock Texture in Substance Designer Masterclass on Thursday, July 27, 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM PT. Both classes are designed for intermediate-level Substance artists.

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Raymundo BurguenoFreelance Designer, Handlebar3D

Raymundo Burgeno will be giving a free presentation on Saturday, July 29, on Parametric Workflow for Industrial Design, showing how to design, model, texture, and render 10 wheels in less than 30 minutes.

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Scott DeWoodyFirmwide Creative Media Manager, Gensler

Scott DeWoody will be giving a free presentation on Saturday, July 29, about the use of Substance in AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction).

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Sébastien DeguyCEO and Founder, Allegorithmic

Sébastien Deguy will be delivering the free Keynote presentation on Friday, July 28, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. You can also ask him anything on Saturday, July 29, at the closing panel Q&A session of Substance Days Hollywood 2017!

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Sharlene LinVFX Artist, The Mill

Sharlene Lin will be giving a free presentation on Saturday, July 29, titled The Mill: Using Substance for VFX.

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Wes McDermottIntegrations Product Manager, Allegorithmic

Wes McDermott will kick of the Saturday, July 29th presentations with a look at What’s New in Substance. You can also ask him anything on Saturday, July 29, at the closing panel Q&A session of Substance Days Hollywood 2017!


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