The Foundry Mari 2.5v2 (Windows/MacOSX) | 195/250 MB
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.
What's new in 2.5v2
Mari support for Mac OS X 10.8.4 Mountain Lion, or above, with NVIDIA graphics cards, and over 150 gene ral improvements and optimizations.
A Custom Shader API, and accompanying API documentation, has been created. Documentation can be accessed from Help > SDK > CustomShader API.
The shader code has been re-factored to improve usability and to adhereto the coding standards.
The smart selection tool performance has been significantly improved and now has a progress bar, as well as the ability to be a cancelable action.
Key modifier behavior in the layers view has been updated so that holding down different modifier keys while dragging layers allows you to switch between copy, share, or move modes more easily.
The ability to extract a snapshot in the Snapshots palette has been re-enabled.MacOSX