Substance importer not working in latest V7

Hi McNeel (maybe @andy?)
I can’t get sbsar files to work in the latest version of V7 - plugin V2.0.2.0 is installed and loaded. It just gives me the attached dialog box when I try to import the file (any sbsar!). Sysinfo below.
TIA, Jakob


Rhino 7 SR12 2021-10-19 (Rhino 7, 7.12.21292.05001, Git hash:master @ be96e40b49e788c8356e6766063ef690e4694366)
License type: Commercial, build 2021-10-19
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 10.0.19043 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 95Gb)

Computer platform: DESKTOP

Standard graphics configuration.
Primary display and OpenGL: NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (NVidia) Memory: 8GB, Driver date: 8-5-2021 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 471.68
> Accelerated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display attached to adapter port #0
- Secondary monitor attached to adapter port #1

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
Graphics level being used: OpenGL 4.6 (primary GPU’s maximum)

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 8-5-2021
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 8 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
D:\Dropbox\2D & 3D\Rhino plugins\StereoView.rhp “StereoView”
D:\Dropbox\2D & 3D\GH\elefront421\ElefrontProperties.rhp “ElefrontProperties”
C:\ProgramData\McNeel\Rhinoceros\7.0\Plug-ins\Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.2 (e24ee14a-9514-47da-8fe6-f6e61b20160e)\Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.rhp “Twinmotion Direct Link 2020”
C:\Users\jn\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\IntelDenoiser\0.6.3\IntelDenoiser.Windows.rhp “IntelDenoiser.Windows”
C:\Users\jn\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\NVIDIADenoiser\0.4.0\NVIDIADenoiser.Windows.rhp “NVIDIADenoiser.Windows”
C:\Users\jn\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\SubstanceImporter\2.0.2\Substance.Win.rhp “SubstanceImporter”

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.12.21292.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\WebBrowser.rhp “WebBrowser”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoScript.rhp “RhinoScript”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RPC.rhp “RPC”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\AnimationTools.rhp “AnimationTools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\IdleProcessor.rhp “IdleProcessor”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.12.21292.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.12.21292.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Alerter.rhp “Alerter”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.12.21292.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.12.21292.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
C:\Users\jn\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\PanelingTools\2020.9.1.565\PanelingTools.rhp “PanelingTools”

This is something for @lars.

How are you importing the SBSAR file?

Hi @nathanletwory and @lars
Tried both “Import from Material Library” and drag’n’drop. I just tried to uninstall and then re-install the plugin, and still no luck.

Does the following still work?

  1. Add a Substance material as a new material
  2. Use the Open button on the material to select the SBSAR file.

D’oh! I never noticed that button before - That works! But still… sbar is still listed under “Import from Material Librabry” and that’s not working.
Thanks a lot, Nathan!

Thanks for checking. @lars is going to have a look at the other two ways of importing an SBSAR file.

Hi @Normand,

the bug got fixed and will be in the next Rhino 7 Release Canidate.


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