Search form

Foundry Releases Mari 7.0

Updates and enhancements include new baking tools, texturing content, and USD 23.05 and VFX Reference Platform 2023 support; team licensing is now available.

Foundry has released Mari 7.0, the latest version of its texturing tool, featuring new baking tools that enable artists to create geometry-based maps without a separate application. The update also features VFX Reference Platform 2023 support.

Mari 7.0 is Foundry’s final release of 2023, following on from the launches of Nuke 15.0 & 14.1 and Katana 7.0 & 6.5. Nuke 15.0v2 is also now available.

What’s new in Mari?

  • New baking tools, now known as the Bakery — cutting out the need for a separate application or plugin, create geometry-based maps, including curvatures and occlusions, easily and quickly.
  • Texturing content — with new Python Examples and more procedural nodes, access an additional 60 grunge maps, courtesy of Mari expert Johnny Fehr.
  • Automatic Project Backups — with regular auto-saving, revert to any previously saved state locally or across a network.
  • Upgraded USD workflows — reducing pipeline friction, the USD importer is now more artist-friendly, plus Mari now supports USD 23.05.
  • Shader updates — ensuring what’s seen in Mari is reflected in the final render, shaders for both Chaos Group’s V-Ray 6 and Autodesk’s Arnold Standard Surface have been updated.
  • Licensing improvements — team licensing is now available, enabling organization admins to manage the usage of licenses for Mari.

Additional information about the Mari 7.0 release is available here.

Source: Foundry

Debbie Diamond Sarto's picture

Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.