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Texturing Game Assets in MARI

by Eddie Russell

In this MARI tutorial, we'll walk through a standard workflow for texturing game assets. Software required: MARI 3.0.

What you'll learn

In this MARI tutorial, we'll walk through a standard workflow for texturing game assets. We'll take a step-by-step approach through the process, starting with nothing and ending our project with completed PBR texture maps that are ready to take into Unreal Engine. We'll start by learning how to setup our project for a multi-material PBR asset. From here, we'll learn how MARI handles a linear workflow using Color Management and how that affects our game assets. Next, we'll learn how to bring in supplementary maps like an ID map and normal map so we can use them as we build our textures. We'll learn how to use an exciting new feature in MARI 3.0 to send a high res mesh over to MODO for ambient occlusion baking. As we're painting, we'll learn about important topics like selections, projection masking, and adjustment layers. To wrap things up, we'll learn how to resize and export all of our texture maps for use in Unreal Engine. By the end of this MARI training, you'll have all of the basics down so you can start painting your own game assets. Software required: MARI 3.0.

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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