Learning Katana | 3 part series from Foundry
May17

Learning Katana | 3 part series from Foundry

Are you are doing the same as The Mari Channel, learning Katana? If so, Foundry has a good in depth three part series on their youtube...

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Mari extension pack 4 is out
May11

Mari extension pack 4 is out

The highly anticipated extension pack for Mari have been released. The update contains over 200 feature additions and improvements. As usual there is a lot of really great nodes layers and production enhancements for your everyday Mari texturing experience. The radio node for an example will make node graph workflows look less like a pasta place and bring some structure and order to your Mari node-graph. you can read the full release...

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Mari Extension Pack 4 leaked!
May03

Mari Extension Pack 4 leaked!

  Its a leak or is it? Well it’s straight from the source! I can’t imagine using Mari without the extension pack. Some of the workflows I use is heavily dependent on it and is so cemented, I even think they are a part of the Mari stock distribution. This has even been pointed out on a few occasions when I have made my introduction to the Mari 3 series for the community by Jens Kafitz one of the programmers behind the...

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Mari 3.3 and Katana 2.6
May03

Mari 3.3 and Katana 2.6

Mari 3.3 is soon out in the open accompanied by Katana 2.6. I have been using the Mari 3.3 open beta for a while now, and the new GPU additions implemented in the new version is warm welcome! Soon in the hands of your local texture artist read the press release here    ...

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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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