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MARI Non-commercial: free 3D texture painting software

Want to learn to texture like the pros?

Did you know you can get your hands on Academy Award®-winning 3D texture painting software—for free? With MARI Non-commercial, you get just that; access to a free, non-watermarked version of MARI for as long as you like, so you can learn, explore and have fun at your own pace.

If you want to learn to create professional-looking textures with the same software used to bring characters and environments to life on the silver screen, MARI Non-commercial is for you. You can work on personal projects, update your skills, experiment, research or just play around.

Already know MARI Non-commercial is for you? Get it now.

What can’t you do with MARI Non-commercial?

MARI Non-commercial has some license restrictions you need to know about. Visit our FAQ page for full details.

There are also a few functional differences between commercial and non-commercial versions of MARI. Here are the most important limitations of using the non-commercial version:

  • Export texture resolution size is limited to 4K and 16-bit color per channel.
  • Export formats are limited to exr, .psd, .png, .tga, .jpg and .jpeg.
  • Python scripting is disabled.
  • There is a limit of six UV texture patches per object, but unlimited channels and layers.
  • You can work with a maximum of five objects at once.
For a full list of functional differences, visit the MARI Non-commercial section of the FAQ page.

If you’re looking to evaluate the full commercial version, get our 15-day free trial.

Need a helping hand?

Head on over to The Foundry’s Community, where you can ask questions, get help, post your work, and exchange tips and tricks with other artists. We’ve got a forum especially dedicated to MARI Non-commercial users, and it’s packed with info to get you up and running. There’s also specific help if you’re having trouble with installation or licensing.

To get you up and running, take a look at our Getting started with MARI videos.

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Up and running with MARI Non commercil

Our Learn MARI page offers tutorials for beginners, project-based tutorials for texturing both VFX and games assets, and a number of tips and tricks. Check out the series below to get started.