Website will go down for approximately 15 minutes for a planned upgrade at 10pm Eastern Time tonight. We're switching the video host!

Shortcuts, Efficiency and Custom Nodes

Intermediate, Practical


This class focuses on diverse bits of knowledge that will help you increase your efficiency in Substance Designer. We cover the following topics:


  • The importance of customizing shortcuts and owning an interface.
  • The custom shortcuts I commonly use in Substance Designer.
  • When and how to suspend the engine.
  • How to create custom nodes and custom functions.
  • How to customize the shelf.
  • A look at a lot of the custom functions I created for myself.


Access this content with a paid membership.



  1. Larisa Beliaeva says:

    Shortcuts are really cool thing but it’s also required to be accurate with them. Making many shortcuts moves you to the point when you need to remember a lot of shortcuts. Sometimes it overloads your brain a lot. During the periods when I was heavily working in After Effects, I made about a hundred shortcuts to speed up my workflow. It was really cool, I was superfast, but the point is that when I shared them with my team, they didn’t actually find them useful and they worked like they used to. So shortcuts are a lot about your reflections on your own working process. Which tools do you use more often, is it worth of occupying a little bit more of your memory space, etc. By the way, when I made a break in using After Effects, I really hardly could remember which shortcut is for what. So the overall working process became remarkably slower.

    1. Larisa Beliaeva says:

      And thanks a lot. The lecture was paticularly helpful. This kind of information is not that easy to find.

Leave a comment