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by Matthieu CHOLLET
8 hours ago

Lovely work ! You mentioned "When lighting the scene, I used Light Functions to create the illusion of light passing through clouds, thus lighting the environment unevenly" do you think you could show what is the setup to get such a precise result ?(meaning highlight the area you want?)

by Emanuel
17 hours ago

Amazing art. I'm curious how the rocks manage to be such a natural part of the terrain! It really looks like they have been there for ages.

Great job and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

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The Foundry Visionmongers is a visual effects software development company with headquarters in London, and offices in Los Angeles and Redwood City, California.

Smart software for creative people

Our software solutions are anything but ordinary. The workflows they create serve multiple industries and generally make doing creative things a walk in the park.

We know that tools in VFX are also relevant to designers and vice versa. It’s that understanding that helps us to develop flexible, open products that solve problems.

The portfolio is as creative as it is technical, packed full of groundbreaking award-winning techy goodness that will have even the most demanding organization or one-man-show salivating.

We are a little bit proud of what we achieve at The Foundry and want to take you on our journey with us.

There are three things that make The Foundry unique:

  • Our forward-thinking approach to making creative software.
  • The people that drive it.
  • Meaningful relationships with our customers.

 

MARI indie

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MARI indie is the fastest, most artist-friendly way to texture, paint, and detail amazing 3D assets for your game projects. Fine-tuned for individual developers and freelance artists in the game industry, MARI indie is an invaluable toolset that lets you focus on the artistic aspect of 3D game asset painting without getting bogged down by the technical side — free of any individual commercial restrictions and without breaking your budget!

Delivering massive power and flexibility at minimal cost, MARI indie gives you ultimate control over painting and detailing every facet of your 3D models and animations in a way that’s quick, intuitive, and highly creative — all in one complete package that lets you work just the way you want.

Supported by the world’s most advanced layering system, MARI indie is a real workhorse. It gives game artists and content creators all the functionality they need to exactly replicate the look of assets in their games engine.
Features and Benefits

MARI indie Includes Features For:

  • Intuitive painting and texturing directly onto 3D models
  • Importing custom Photoshop brushes or creating your own
  • Advanced layer-based workflow gives greater speed and control
  • Realistic interactive previews on-the-fly
  • Powerful geometry handling gives you greater precision and control
  • Alembic support for animated geometry caches and imported cameras
  • Physically based shading and environmental lighting
  • Key Features and Workflows Explained

3D Painting and Texturing

Embrace a more creative, fluid approach to 3D game asset painting with MARI indie, which features the same workflow and intuitive painting and texturing toolset found in MARI 2.6. Create stunning details, textures, and visual effects by painting in 3D directly onto your game assets in a way that flows naturally.

Reused / Customized Brushes

Are you a long-time Photoshop user who’s already built a stable of unique brush tools you can’t live without? You can import your favorite brushes right into MARI indie or create your own customized brush tools with our brush engine. Also, MARI’s special “healing” and “slurp” brush tools add painless seam removal and smear/texture dragging to the mix.

Advanced Layering

Greater speed and efficiency are within your grasp. MARI indie’s layer-based workflow lets you paint faster with greater control. Real-time adjustments, GPU-accelerated procedural layers, and advanced masking make it easier to focus on nailing the look you want. The powerful blend of both procedural updates and painted detail in the same toolkit will make your work so much easier.

Physically based shading

Boost your realism to the max! MARI indie’s physically based shading system simulates real-world materials, allowing them to react more naturally under different lighting situations. It’s a real game-changer. Paint and texture as you always have been, and MARI indie will calculate shading and lighting in scene linear, simulating the real-time workflow of your game engine.

Environmental lighting

When paired with physically based shaders, MARI indie’s environmental lighting engine will save you time generating a closer near-final look before you button everything up for export to your game engine. With proper lighting situations that match your engine environment, you’ll be able to texture and paint more accurately to achieve the desired end result faster.

Interactive Preview

Need to create normal maps from bump maps on-the-fly? No sweat! MARI indie’s interactive preview is a major time-saver that simplifies the process of generating and manipulating textures. Dynamic lighting and shadow support also let you cast real-time shadows on your 3D game assets from multiple directions.

Geometry Handling

Exercising quick, fine-tuned control over multifaceted surfaces across animated assets is a no-hassle affair with MARI indie’s advanced geometry handling, which tackles animated geometry and textures with ease. You can also easily isolate, select, mask, and hide geometry per patch and face, giving you tremendous flexibility and control over the look of your creations.

Differences between MARI indie and full MARI

  • Project file (.mra) linked to Steam account / cannot be shared with other users
  • The UDIM patch count is limited to 2 patches per object
  • The object count is limited to 3 objects
  • Export texture resolution size limited to 4k and 8-bit color per channel
  • Allowed export formats: .psd, .png, .tga, .jpg
  • Output formats no longer available .exr, .tif, .tiff, .hdr, .dds, and .ptx
  • Python scripting disabled
  • Custom shaders not allowed

Why not double your creative might by pairing MODO indie and MARI indie together in your solo 3D game asset pipeline? Read more about MODO indie’s incredible 3D modeling, sculpting, and animation capabilities here! Monthly subscription or perpetual license bundles available!

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