Scales Substance
Olle norling snake body smaller size
Olle norling reference comparison smaller size

The provided reference for the Challenge was a bit odd as it's mirrored horizontally in the middle. It was an interesting pattern to recreate which made me try out some new stuff with the Tile Sampler node that I hadn't done before.

Olle norling maps

Texture Maps - Normal, Height, Base Color, Roughness and AO. Base color is a bit extreme, would probably tone it down to more PBR-friendly values for e.g Unreal usage but it worked well for Marmoset at the moment.

Made this for DiNusty's (Jeremy Estrellado) monthly Substance Designer Discord challenge. It was tricky to figure out the pattern of these scales but with some tweaking I think I got it. Made 100% in Designer.
BREAKDOWN - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Xk0bn

Rendered in Marmoset Toolbag.