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Mari Introduction

Explore this next-gen 3d painting package used by cg professionals for both film, tv and games. You'll learn about project setup in Mari and map setup in Maya while gaining confidence and improving your technique.

Length: 3 Hours 18 Minutes 24 Seconds

Price: $59.95

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cmiVFX has released their first video of The Foundry's powerful next-gen 3D painting package, Mari. In this course, Mari Introduction, Bryan Johnson will guide you through all the steps of necessary to complete a professional-tier project. The course will cover topics like Mari workflow setup, importing and painting a model, and baking and exporting several photo realistic textures so they will be ready to apply to Maya. You'll learn the basic techniques that will keep your productivity on track. After taking this course you'll be able to begin working comfortably in Mari on your own. You will learn enough to bring in your own projects and finish them with quality results. This course is the perfect launch pad for starting your skills within The Foundry's Mari.

NOTE TO BUYER: The troll and saddle models are not included with project files. All other displayed scenes and assets are included.

Chapter Descriptions

Introduction To Mari

What exactly is Mari? Why is everyone raving about it? We will find out in this brief Mari introduction and pick up a tip or two about saving your project.

Interface And Tips

First things first, we'll start here by learning how to customize Mari for this course and give you a peek under the hood of the power of Mari before we start our project. Multi-pane UV UDIM concepts will be explored and explained.

Starting Project And Tool Tips

Here we go! Learn how to prepare a model for Mari, project setup, organize your channels and layers, where to get textures, tools, and lastly, techniques for painting our model.

Detailing

This is where we go the extra mile. We'll make the model become more believable by detailing the diffuse channel and creating the specular and bump maps.

Working With Mari And Maya

From here we will finalize our textures and export so we can bring them into Maya and assemble the maps in a shader tree per shader mode. Some renders include Solidangle Arnold.

Mini Tips

A few extra tool tips and procedures.
a) A little further insight to texture resolution
b) How to lock the geometry in order not to paint on it
c) A look at the Smart Selection Tool

LINKS:

Paintmore Mari Forums
http://www.paintmore.co.uk

Mari Free Trial

http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/mari/trial/

Arnold Solidangle Free Trial

https://www.solidangle.com/arnold/try/

Turbosquid 3d Models

http://www.turbosquid.com

About Bryan Johnson

Bryan is a CG artist specializing in Texture Painting for film, television shows and commercials. He has also worked on independent films, animated shorts, and a game for Microsoft. When he's not working in CG, Bryan enjoys photography, HDRI, scenics, nature, travel and of course, textures. Please feel free to contact Bryan with your completed project samples and any questions about the course. His email is: bryanej@earthlink.net

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Availability:

Video-on-demand streaming is available through the website to subscribers. In addition, video files are available for download for those who directly purchase individual titles from their cart.

About Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson

Bryan is a CG artist specializing in Texture Painting for film, television shows and commercials. He has also worked on independent films, animated shorts, and a game for Microsoft. When he's not working in CG, Bryan enjoys photography, HDRI, scenics, nature, travel and of course, textures. Please feel free to contact Bryan with your completed project samples and any questions about the course.