LONDON — The Foundry has released the 3D digital painting application, MARI, for the Mac.
MARI allows artists to paint directly onto 3D models using super high-resolution textures and millions of polygons. Mac users can download a 15-day free trial of MARI for the Mac here.
In March 2013, The Foundry launched MARI 2, featuring a brand new, artist-focused layer system. Staying true to MARI's roots this major release focused on enhancing the painting experience for 3D artists. The addition of the new layer system means MARI is easier to use than ever before and will be a familiar working environment for users of Adobe Photoshop and other layer based paint tools.
"We announced that MARI would be coming to the Mac at WWDC 2013 earlier this year, and are excited to be releasing it to the market today," said Jack Greasley, MARI Product Manager at The Foundry. "MARI is such a powerful and artist-friendly application. We know MARI is a great fit for the Mac and can't wait to see what users can do with this truly amazing tool on Apple's hardware."
The application was originally developed at Weta Digital to enable the groundbreaking visuals on James Cameron's Avatar film. The software is production proven and was designed to meet the needs of even the most challenging VFX projects. The Foundry took over development of MARI in April 2010 and released MARI 1.0 in July that year. Today the software is widely used in the film industry and beyond. MARI was the primary 3D paint tool used on 9 of the 10 features shortlisted in the category of 'Visual Effects' in the 2013 Academy Awards including
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Avengers and
Until October 31st 2013, The Foundry is offering 25% off MARI on all platofrms. Pricing with the discount is $1,495.
MARI for the Mac is introduced with version 2.5, which is available now on all platforms.