Expanded Library

New Features in MARI 1.3

by Justin Marshall

In this series of lessons, we will take a look at some of the powerful new features available in MARI 1.3. Software required: MARI 1.3v2.

What you'll learn

In this series of lessons, we will take a look at some of the powerful new features available in MARI 1.3. In the new updates to MARI, there are a number of workflow-enhancing tools, features, and interface updates that have been added. We'll start by looking at some of the small changes and additions to the interface, including a new channel pop-up, changes to the visibility toggle, and the ability to bake paint directly into a new channel. We'll talk about the addition of PTEX to the MARI workflow, enabling us to paint textures without the need for UVS. We'll also talk about the new shader modules. We'll cover the displacement preview module. We'll talk about displaying models as reflective surfaces with the environment sphere module. We'll also talk about the new ability to use seamless, tile-able textures in our workflow with the tiled and masked tiled shader modules. Finally, we'll cover the high-pass filter and check out the new bridge between MARI and NUKE. Software required: MARI 1.3v2.

About the author

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story, and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials, and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist. As an author, Justin enjoys collaborating with fellow authors, especially on project... more

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