Mari 3 | Sharing Layers
Apr03

Mari 3 | Sharing Layers

Sharing layers and channel workflows in Mari 3. In this introduction to Mari 3 , we take a look at sharing layers from channels to optimize for speed but still have the flexibility to go back and do changes to your work. By splitting heavy parts of you layer workflow such as dirt masks into separate pre baked channels you then share into your live channels. This is to offload the complexity in any single channel, similar to what you...

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Mari 3 | Patches and selecting objects
Mar27

Mari 3 | Patches and selecting objects

This time we take a look at patches and selecting objects in Mari 3. To speed up mirroring you can lay out your UVs on the object and copy from one side to the other using patches, you can also link patches. We also look at ways to isolate parts of the object for easier access when painting, using patch and face selections.      

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Mari 3.x | Modo mari bake and rendering
Mar20

Mari 3.x | Modo mari bake and rendering

In this episode we cover baking in Mari using the Modo tab. We look at some of the useful bake recipes found in Mari and how to install 3rd party ones. We also look at how to actually render a Mari channel using the Modo render preview. Happy baking Installing Modo Bake presets in Mari: The bake presets is located in your mari install location. On windows its in this location. C:\Program...

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Mari 3 | Brushes and Zbrush to Mari
Mar13

Mari 3 | Brushes and Zbrush to Mari

Painting is all about brushes and in this episode we take a look at how we can edit stock Mari brushes. We also create our own brushes from scratch using Zbrush to create the brush alpha later used in the Mari brush. We also look at how we can store the brushes in our custom shelf for later re-use happy painting    

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Mari 3.x Introduction to Shaders
Mar11

Mari 3.x Introduction to Shaders

Let’s dive into Mari shading, I usually take the shaders in Mari with a grain of salt and cross check with rendering. Using shaders helps a lot as you’re able to see roughness and similar effects in realtime. In this tutorial I look at the Ai standard shader and  how we can use layered shading in Mari. Happy Painting

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Hotel on Rivington | Free HDR
Mar04

Hotel on Rivington | Free HDR

Hotel on Rivington in downtown Manhattan is the backdrop for this free to download HDR image from The Mari Channel HDR library. I captured the image last year when I was on a movie shoot  in and around the Big Apple. Now you can take it for a spin in your favourite renderer of choice. Yes it’s my hat on the coffee table… and you know what they say? Wherever I lay my hat, that is my home! The hotel can be found on the lower...

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