Why choose MARI ?
MARI makes life simple for artists by allowing them to paint directly onto 3D models, with more time for painting and less time managing technical issues.
MARI’s layer system gives you the familiar painting experience that you know and love from your current 2D painting application, but in full 3D and directly on the model. But that’s not all, MARI takes layers to an entirely new level with Procedural layers, Mask groups and Shared layers.
MARI was developed to cope with the demands of Avatar, one of the most challenging productions ever undertaken. Its because of this heritage that MARI is capable of handling super-high resolution textures and millions of polygons, without slowing you down.
Full .PSD support means MARI works seamlessly with Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) and other paint software that reads industry standard .PSD files, and with ABR brush import you can continue to paint the way you want to.
Running on Linux, and Windows, MARI works with your standard facility machine and allows you to easily exchange files with other software packages. Supporting industry standard python scripting, MARI also allows you to easily automate tasks and can be integrated into your pipeline. Industry standard OpenColorIO based colour management ensures what you see is what gets rendered, so you can save time colour correcting and get stuck into the real creative work.
MARI was the paint tool of choice on 9 out of the 10 features shortlisted for ‘Visual Effects’ in the 2013 Oscars(R), including: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Avengers and Prometheus. It’s not just major studios choosing MARI for their 3D paint work either, texture artists around the world are using MARI on a wide range of personal and commercial projects. CG artist Chris Nichols created the stunning Chrysalis album cover for his wife Eiko Ishiwata’s debut album, and would recommend MARI for any kind of painting or texturing:
“It really is a pleasure to use and saves me so much time. The Foundry is very good at listening to user feedback and incorporating it into MARI. The focus is definitely on freeing up the artist to just create and not waste time with technical problems."
With its 3D environment, state of the art layer system and production heritage in visual effects, MARI is the perfect companion for anyone looking to do more painting in 3D.
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