Making America safe “again”
Jun06

Making America safe “again”

A new type of autonomous drone has been spotted in and around the NYC area. In this 360 video we can see it patroling Main Street Park on the Brooklyn side using its new autonomous mode “Silent Hill”. The drone is the new PPD concept from Meshmen Industries and will soon be available in all major sporting goods departments nationwide. PPD stands for Personal Protection Drone and can serve numerous tasks. Here it is...

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Material X
Apr29

Material X

Material X Lucasfilm, Autodesk and the Foundry in collaboration around a way to distribute shading and networks between vfx programs and even vfx facilities. I hope it will help out when ingesting assets from other vendors. Today in film production we find ourselves sharing assets on a regular basis and we all have different pipelines, renderers and proprietary tools. A standard is needed for the VFX industry and I will definitely...

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The Mari radio node system
Apr24

The Mari radio node system

Tales From Beyond | Mari Radio Node System Ever since the early days we have transmitted radio waves out into deep space. One day green aliens with intelligence will pick up the remnants of our civilisation. By the time this happens mankind will most certainly be extinct. How will this tie into texturing in Mari you might ask? We are in dire need of a sophisticated sharing workflow when texturing and using the node graph in Mari. This...

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F&V K4000s Bi-color led light
Apr08

F&V K4000s Bi-color led light

Unboxing the K4000s Bi-color led light from F&V. I got some additional help from my “guard” dog Naala in this unboxing video. The Light itself is a nice combo of ease of use and portability. I really like that you can power it with V-mount batteries which makes it a contender for me to take out in the field. I will make a more in depth demonstration in a later episode. Let’s look at what is inside the box…....

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1080 TI or X
Mar01

1080 TI or X

With an even more attractive price than the Titan X and almost the same amount of GPU ram the 1080 Ti seem to be a nice Mari graphics card if you don’t want to cut off a leg and sell your mother in law. I’m definitely going to take the new 1080 TI in consideration when upgrading my The Mari Channel computer. what do you think? Titan or TI? leave comments below.    

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New home
Feb15

New home

The Foundry has a new home page and so do Mari product page. As usual I’m hanging out in the forumsĀ see you...

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