As you already know, MARI is a powerful painting program that allows you to operate directly on 3D models.
Designed to meet the needs of even the most challenging VFX projects, MARI is capable of handling super high-resolution textures and millions of polygons without slowing artists down. MARI interacts well with other pipeline tools and with industry standard Python scripting and a customisable UI artists can work the way they want to.
MARI was the primary 3D paint tool used on 9 of the 10 features shortlisted in the category of ‘Visual Effects’ in the 2013 Oscars®. These include: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Avengers and Prometheus.
Among its features :
- Every channel is now a full, non-destructive, layer stack.
- Shaders now use layered channels to control every aspect of the surface look including diffuse, displacement and specularity.
- Fully updated .PSD support means MARI 2.0 works seamlessly with Adobe® Photoshop® and other paint software that reads industry standard .PSD files.
- All the control and flexibility artists know and love from 2D painting applications is now available in full 3D, directly on the model.