Quixel Mixer beta for free
I wanted to share some news with you. Although I'm a beginner in 3D, I wanted to start to learn how to create textures. A few weeks ago I was thinking about getting a substance designer subscription, but then – as most of you already know – allegorithmic was acquired by Adobe and that kept me away to buy a substance designer subscription.
Now Quixel is offering 'Quixel Mixer' for free and I'm thinking about to learn Quixel Mixer. My question is: Should I wait until Blender has it's own procedural texturing tool? You should know that I'm currently doing a vocational training as a media designer (Digital & Print), and our main software is the creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator). Our main focus is more in the print sector (so no 3D at all).
However I'm strongly interested in 3D (generally) and I'm serious about it. I just don't know how to approach the broad subject about textures. I'm in a phase where I want to choose my software wisely for longer terms. What do you think about Quixel Mixer? Is anyone of you using Quixel Mixer and what is you experience so far? Are there also books about Textures/Materials you could recommend me?