The Foundry releases the 3D Digital Painting application, MARI for the Mac.
London, UK --
Leading software developer, The Foundry announced the release of 3D Digital Painting application, MARI for the Mac. MARI allows artists to paint directly onto 3D models using incredibly super high-resolution textures and millions of polygons. Mac users can download a 15-day free trial of MARI for the Mac here.
In March 2013, The Foundry launched MARI 2, a revolutionary version of the software, featuring a brand new, artist-focused layer system. Staying true to MARI’s roots this major release focused on enhancing the painting experience for 3D artists. The addition of the new layer system means MARI is easier to use than ever before and will be a familiar working environment for users of Adobe Photoshop and other layer based paint tools.
The Foundry announced MARI for the Mac in June at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and special session to preview the 3D painting application running on the new Mac Pro.
“We announced that MARI would be coming to the Mac at WWDC 2013 earlier this year, and are excited to be releasing it to the market today,” said Jack Greasley, MARI Product Manager at The Foundry. “MARI is such a powerful and artist-friendly application. We know MARI is a great fit for the Mac and can’t wait to see what users can do with this truly amazing tool on Apple’s hardware."
The application was originally developed at Weta Digital to enable the groundbreaking visuals on James Cameron’s Avatar film. The software is production proven and was designed to meet the needs of even the most challenging VFX projects. The Foundry took over development of MARI in April 2010 and released MARI 1.0 in July that year. Today the software is widely used in the film industry and beyond. MARI was the primary 3D paint tool used on 9 of the 10 features shortlisted in the category of ‘Visual Effects’ in the 2013 Academy Awards including The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Avengers and Prometheus.
MARI for the Mac is introduced with version 2.5 which is available now on all platforms.
Source: The Foundry
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.