Substance Designer for VFX?

You can make Function for any parameter of any node. Just click Sine icon

Next you will able to work with variables. You need to GetFloat node and set $time as variable.

In my case I prepare vector2 for Transform.offset node. After few manipulations it’s ready to Burn :slight_smile:
But SubDesigner can’t “play animation” (better to say can’t change variable $time in runtime). So you just need Substance Player, fortunately it’s free.

I don’t realize yet how to use this “animation” in “real life”. Possibly it can be helpful during packing atlases and sprite-sheets. Anyway, sometimes it’s nice to see something animated :slight_smile:


JonasO took aanimating substances to the next level and released it for free;

another doodle made 100% in substance designer