Plugin search paths


Substance Designer will look for plugins in specific directories (i.e. search paths).

Users can add custom directories manually in the software preferences, or specify them using environment variables .

Manually adding plugin search paths

  • Go to the 'Edit/Preferences...' panel;
  • Select the 'Projects' category;
  • Select the 'Project File' you want to edit;
  • In the 'Python' tab, click on the '+' button to add the directory that contains the plugins;
  • Validate with 'OK'.


Using environment variables to specify plugin search paths

Substance Designer will look for plugins in all paths specified using the SBS_DESIGNER_PYTHON_PATH environment variable.