Hi everyone. This is a sincere post. I've mostly been using Substance Painter and recently discovered Quixel Suite 2 and the new Mixer (looks amazing!). I'm wondering, are there any main benefits to using Quixel Suite vs Painter? I'm not trying to make this a "which is better thread" - but more so looking to understand what Quixel Suite can offer that Substance perhaps cannot?
A couple questions off the top of my head, because I haven't found a good way to do this in Painter.
1. Is it possible to take any brush and paint normal detail with the Suite?
2. If adding height details with an alpha, or equivalent, can you apply procedural masks with good results if the detail was already baked to the normal map? -- I guess this question is irrelevant if you can easily paint on the normal map?
3. Because the Suite is inside Photoshop, does having more RAM become more beneficial for performance vs a high end GPU?