The Foundry Hammers Out MARI 2.0
March 15, 2013

The Foundry Hammers Out MARI 2.0

LONDON – Visual effects and computer graphics software developer The Foundry has launched MARI 2.0, a new version of its 3D digital paint tool that introduces a brand-new, artist-focused layer system.

Staying true to MARI's roots, this major release is 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.

The layer system has all the features artists expect from the most advanced layer-based workflows available today. The streamlined Layer View in MARI 2.0 introduces grouping, tagging and filtering options, making even highly complex stacks easy to navigate and control.

Procedural Layers let artists easily create the look they want, seamlessly blending procedural and painted detail with the same tool kit. Every layer has its own Mask Group. Every mask is effectively a full layer stack in its own right, allowing artists to use blending, groups, adjustments and procedurals in all their masks. Shared Layers lets artists share the layer within a stack, and any changes they make can be automatically updated across the rest.

MARI 2.0 is available now.