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Export USDz from Substance

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to export your 3D files as high-quality USDz files from Substance Painter, making them ready for upload into Glossi's system. This guide is designed for beginners, so we'll keep things straightforward and easy to follow.

Before You Start

Ensure that your 3D model is fully prepared and that you've applied all the desired materials and textures in Substance Painter. The quality of your USDz file will depend on how well you've finalized these materials, so take your time to perfect your model.

Step 1: Navigate to Export Textures

Once your project is ready for export:

  1. Click on File in the top menu.

  2. Select Export Textures from the dropdown menu. This will open the export window where you will configure your export settings.

Step 2: Configure Your Export Settings

In the export window, you'll see several options. Here's how to proceed:

Output Directory

  • Choose Select your desired Output Directory where you want your USDz file to be saved. This is where you'll find the file once the export process is completed.

Output Template

  • Look for the Output Template dropdown menu.

  • Select USDz (Apple AR). This option is specifically tailored for creating files compatible with augmented reality applications on Apple devices, ensuring your model looks great in Glossi's virtual studio.

Step 3: Export Your File & Upload

With your settings configured, Click the Export button. Substance Painter will now process your 3D model and textures, packaging them into a USDz file.

Once the export process is complete, your file is ready to be uploaded to Glossi. Navigate to the output directory you selected earlier to find your USDz file. You can now upload this file to Glossi's platform and start creating photorealistic content in real-time.


If you encounter any issues or the USDz file doesn't look as expected, here are a few things to check:

  • Materials and Textures: Ensure all materials are correctly applied and textures are high resolution.

  • Export Settings: Double-check the export settings, especially the selection of the USDz output template.

  • Software Updates: Make sure your version of Substance Painter is up to date, as newer versions may offer improved USDz support.

Need More Help?

If you're still facing difficulties or have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team. We're here to help you make the most out of Glossi's platform.