Hi BlenderHeads !
Here’s a little addon i wrote some times ago while working on a project with substance painter.
Basically it helps with Blender Image Texture reloading and External Libraries reloading.
It is available for both Blender 2.8x and 2.7x.
it means in blender, you currently have to reload image texture node and external libraries manually when a change happened. For example, working in gimp with blender opened, you change the hue of your character s skin, save your texture, go in blender, reload it and then you can see the result, but when working on several textures (with pbr shading with substance…) it could be redundant and slow process, the addon helps with that !
It adds in your properties scene panel (2.8x) or Info Header (2.7x) 2 buttons, the first one to reload all external images in one click, and the second, to start a modal timer which is going to check your images/libraries every n seconds (you can setup this in user prefs) for a change in the modification time.
If a change happened, image/library will be reload (and only if a change happens, otherwise, it could hurt performances)
Here’s a little demo video
And the GitHub
And for 2.7x version of Blender :
Hope this could be as useful for you as it is or me