Technical requirements


Supported Operating Systems

Operating SystemMinimumRecommended
Windows
  • Version : Windows 7 (64bit)
  • Memory : 8GB RAM
  • Graphics : 2GB VRAM
  • Version : Windows 10 (64bit)
  • Memory : 16GB RAM
  • Graphics : 4GB VRAM
MacOS
  • Version : 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Memory : 8GB RAM
  • Graphics : 2GB VRAM
  • Version : 10.12 (Sierra) or above
  • Memory : 16GB RAM
  • Graphics : 4GB VRAM
Linux
  • Version : CentOS 6.6 / Ubuntu 16.04 (Steam only)
  • Memory : 8GB RAM
  • Graphics : 2GB VRAM
  • Version : CentOS 7.0 / Ubuntu 18.04 (Steam only)
  • Memory : 8GB RAM
  • Graphics : 2GB VRAM

For working in comfortable conditions we recommend a monitor with a resolution greater than 1 Mega Pixels and wider than 1280 pixels.

Supported GPUs

Substance Painter use a GPU feature named Sparse Virtual Texture to improve performances. Check the documentation page to see if your hardware is compatible.

  • Intel HD 5000 / IRis Pro 6200 and above
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600
  • NVIDIA Quadro K2000 and above
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000 and above
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX-serie / Pro Duo and above
  • AMD FirePro W-series / FirePro S-series and above
  • Integrated GPUs are not recommended
  • Mac: Only official Apple configurations are supported
  • Mac: Nvidia Iray renderer requires CUDA drivers to use the GPU
  • Linux: Mesa drivers on Linux are not supported
  • Computation freeze can happen in some cases on AMD VEGA GPUs

Supported Graphic tablets

The release 2018.3.3 has been validated by using the Wacom Intuos Pro MEDIUM size and Intuos S Size with the drivers 6.3.33-5 on Mac OS X and 6.3.33-5 on Windows.

Huion tablets have various shortcut issues on Windows and are not supported at the moment.