When launching Substance Painter for the first time, you will encounter the activation wizard (even when running the trial version). This page describes how to activate the software or how to install a license file.
Activating Substance Painter
Three choices are available:
- Evaluate this product: This will generate a license file based on your hardware which will be valid for the next 30 days.
- Activate using licence file: If you downloaded a *.key license file from your account page on our website, you will be able to load it in the next step.
- Activate using your account: If you choose this option, the next step will ask for a login and a password to be able to automatically retrieve a license file.
It is possible to manually activate Substance Painter by putting the license.key file in the following folder:
Make sure that the file is called license.key
The license location can be changed from its default to a custom one by defining an environment variable. See Environment Variables.