MARI 是个可以处理高复杂度的创意纹理绘制工具。原创于 Weta Digital 制作公司，为他们的纹理部门在制作 District 9 第九区、The Lovely Bones 苏西的世界、和 Avatar 阿凡达 时，因应极度复杂、细腻的纹理设计需求而研发的。
纹理在不同的时间点可能需要改变，例如脸红的少女、刮伤凹陷的盔甲等，纹理的变化是做真实效果时很重要的一环。在 MARI 里您能逐格绘制纹理。
MARI is the most fluid and natural way to paint in 3D. It 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.
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.
MARI adoption is increasing outside of visual effects too – and with its state of the art layer system it has become easier than ever to learn and use.
Release notes for Mari 2.0v2: here
About The Foundry
The Foundry was established in 1996. It is now the fastest-growing company in its field today, and is internationally renowned for its product design and collaborative and open approach to development.
Led by CEO Bill Collis and a management team that still includes the original founders, The Foundry is backed by The Carlyle Group with a substantial portion still owned by the staff.
In September 2012, The Foundry merged with Luxology, an independent US-based technology company. As a joint entity the company develops award-winning computer graphics and visual effects (VFX) software used globally by leading artists and designers.
The Foundry has a stable of award-winning 2D and 3D VFX software including its industry standard compositor NUKE. Luxology is well known for its innovative 3D modelling and rendering technology and its flagship product, modo.
This rapidly growing global company now has more than 200 employees distributed between its London, Mountain View and Los Angeles offices.
Name: The Foundry Mari
Version: (64bit) 2.0v2
OS: Windows / Linux
Size: 407.0 mb