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Help I can't create custom filter from subtance designer to substance painter

New Here ,
Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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Hello everyone,
I'm trying to create a very simple filter in designer, to have it work in painter.

 

However each time i'm trying to use it as a filter I get the following message:

[Effect Procedural View] Effect selected can't be used as an effect because:
generic output is defined and input doesn't match

image.png

 

 

I'm trying to achieve this on a black and white mask :

GIF 06.08.2021 12-14-50.gif

What I need as input are:

  1. what's already in the mask's layer stack below the filter, so I need to somehow get that information from painter
  2. And a Noise input texture fore the blended pattern., so it's bascally a slot where I can put a greyscale grunge map

 

my graph is the following:

default1a67mkofv7kd_0-1628253269520.png

inputs and outputs are set as following:

default1a67mkofv7kd_3-1628253393115.png

 

default1a67mkofv7kd_4-1628253642063.png

 

 

default1a67mkofv7kd_1-1628253386679.png

 

No matter what I set into Usage, it's never EVER working. The documentation is really badly written, it's been the whole afternoon I've been trying to make it work without success.

It's really driving me nuts.

 

Can someone help me by any chance ?

 

 

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Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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Have you tried setting both the input and output usage to mask, both from the dropdown lists.

Dave

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Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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Yes, without success though. 

I ended up finding a solution exporting the graph as a generator instead, and using anchor for de Base input.

It's working, however it pretty heavy in calculations this way. 

I'd still appreciate to get a way to actually export this as a filter, this would spate me using the heavy anchor

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Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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Strange, I was able to use those same nodes to create a filter. It probably had different settings in the nodes and different parameters exposed but I don't see why that would make a difference to your error message. The only thing I did different to your screenshot was making the input and output usage and labels "mask" and ensuring the graph was set to parent size. That was it.

 

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Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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Can you try removing the usage entirely from your input and output, and change your identifiers to simply "input" and "output"?

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Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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I will try that and come back to you as soon as possible

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