As some of you may have realized The Mari Channel is about to get a new home. Im slowly migrating over to my old domain www.meshmen.com as I plan to make content not only related to my favourite texturing program Mari but also to include tutorials about look development using Renderman, cinematography, interviews and reviews in the future.
The Mari Channel will still be alive but under a new umbrella so to speak!
So what is Meshmen you might ask?
Meshmen was a column/blog that my old friend Fredrik Fogelqvist and I started back in the mid 1990s when we were working for a retouch/ pre-press agency called Lith-System. We were the duo called “The Meshmen” writing a column in the graphic design and computer generated art magazine called “Mac Art & Design”.
This was the time when you transferred a single high-res A4 image on to a 44mb media drive called SyQuest . The Meshmen column was exploring the infancy stages of the 3D industry with programs such as Bryce, Pixels3d and Strata Studio Pro.
Around this time when the internet became self aware and all homepages was bright cyane with blinking texts, we housed what would today be called a blog called All Meshed Up! There you could find an uncensored Bryce rendering per day in a gallery that we made and published during our lunchbreak to keep our inspiration going. The images had to be a current event in our society. The really bad images ended up in another place we called the 3D Junkyard.
We also housed a section we called “digital dudes”. It was a collection of artists using the computer showcasing their work. Im planning to bring digital dudes back into the new Meshmen site now 20 years later and house interviews and showcase their work in a similar fashion.
Also in the new meshmen site I will continue to house textures and HDR images in true Meshmen style!
The old Meshmen site had radio active grunge maps from Kvarntorp already in the late 1990s.