I am trying to set up a graph that is tied to a specific workflow and can be shared among artists, so I would like to have a cleaner graph without some nodes carry over the tweaked parameters. I want to reset certain nodes settings in one go but couldn't find a way to do it.
So, is there a way to reset multiple nodes together in Substance Designer, instead of go to individual node and reset from the properties panel?
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You could expose the relevant node parameters then either:
Create a Preset which restores your default values for all of the exposed parameters
or you could save the default values as a file and reload them from the file
Thank you, @davescm, for the reply! They are good to know, however, they won't be as easy as to reset the parameters all at once, since you have to go into each individual node to do the expose or save defaults. But they are definitely something I can have use of, as a workaround or just in general. So, there's no function to just reset nodes?
On a side question, I keep reading that it is encouraged to use Susbstance archive (.sbsar) when sharing Substance Designer files between artists. But, for internal use only, won't that be easier to just share the whole graph (.sbs) with your teammates? So that you can retain all the nodes network and change them as needed?
They are two forms of file , the sbs allows you to edit and change the graph, the sbsar allows you to edit whatever controls have been exposed by the graph designer. Sbsar is also the format that can be taken into other applications such as Substance Painter.
Looking at the description of your use, it may be that you could achieve what you want with a graph template file.
1. Create your graph with all its settings and save it as a named sbs file in a directory where you will store such templates.
2. Go to to Preferences > Projects > Project > General > Substance Templates and click on the small "+" button. 3. Add the directory in which you have stored your template.
4. When you now create a new graph you should be able to see your saved template in the drop downlist and open it as the starting point for a new graph with amendments.