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Start your 3D journey with Substance. Now free for students and teachers

Adobe has made its entire Substance 3D Suite of texturing software available free to students and teachers.

The Adobe Substance 3D Collection is now available for free to eligible students and teachers. Adobe has made its entire Substance 3D Collection of apps available for free to eligible students and teachers. This free license includes Stager, Painter, Sampler, Designer, and the current Modeler Beta.

The 12-month education license gives higher education students and teachers access to all five of the Substance 3D applications for non-commercial use, including for creating portfolio material.

Note: The license is not available to self-taught students, as well as to students and teachers from countries where access or usage of Adobe’s tools is restricted by local laws.

"This is wonderful news and gives students everywhere the ability to create 3D content."
Andrew McDonald
Co-founder of The Rookies

Adobe Substance 3D has expanded its license program to include two new products that have joined the Substance 3D ecosystem: a scene layout and virtual photography app called Stager, and a modeling and shaping tool that works in virtual reality, called Modeler.

How to get a free Substance 3D student and teacher license:


To apply, you will need to register for a free Adobe account, then fill out the online application form and provide proof of eligibility.
You can find system requirements and more information about the Substance 3D apps in Adobe’s online documentation. Education licenses only provide access to the Windows and macOS editions of the software and do not include Substance 3D Assets.

Get the latest courses and tutorials for the Adobe Substance 3D apps and learn more about Modeler, Stager, Painter, Designer and Sampler.

FAQs about the Substance 3D license for students and teachers.


To help celebrate this great news we have partnered up with Adobe to bring to you a new contest.

Adobe Substance 3D - Robot Challenge
To celebrate Substance 3D becoming free for all students we have teamed up with Adobe to create a new fun challenge.