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Automotive Texturing in MARI

by Eddie Russell

In this MARI tutorial, we will walk through the process of texturing our Mustang asset to look like a rally car. Software required: MARI 1.5v1, Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6.

What you'll learn

In this MARI tutorial, we will walk through the process of texturing our Mustang asset to look like a rally car. After learning how to setup our MARI project, we'll get started by learning how to plan out our diffuse textures using a simple base of flat colors. From here, we will learn how we can use MARI's layered painting unproject and project workflow to move our artwork seamlessly from Adobe Illustrator to Adobe Photoshop and finally into MARI. Next, we will learn how Mari's stencil features can help us to apply sponsor decals to our rally car. Finally, we will paint several passes of dirt over our vehicle before baking and exporting our texture maps. After completing this tutorial, you will have knowledge of a workflow that can be used to texture a Rally Car using Illustrator, Photoshop and MARI. Software required: MARI 1.5v1, Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6.

About the author

Eddie began teaching creative professionals over ten years ago for Digital Tutors. In 2014 Digital Tutors was acquired by Pluralsight and he continued his focus on creating high quality training for artists in both the film and games industries. With a background in graphic design and illustration Eddie has always been focused on visual appeal. This can be seen through his courses in which he shares secrets for achieving production level quality for concept art, illustrations, textures, mater... more

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