Mari — Digital 3D texture painting software

From procedural to hand-painted textures and everything in between. Mari: 3D painting without limits.

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Artist-friendly 3D Paint Tools

Mari® is 3D painting without limits, combining the power and performance to handle even the most complex assets with artist-friendly 3D paint tools, that make the most of your creativity.

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3D Projection Painting

3D models of a bronze eagle sculpture, a stone lion head, and a woman wearing a decorated helmet are displayed within separate yellow-framed boxes against a gold background, showcasing 3D projection painting.

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Procedural Workflows

Mari’s non-destructive layer and node graph systems make it easy for artists to create the look they want, offering an extensive range of procedurals. The Materials System gives artists the ability to easily create less complex, higher-volume assets or quickly lay down the building blocks for their hero assets

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Production Pipeline Ready

With an extensive Python API and full OCIO color management support, technical artists can easily automate workflows and handle color transforms. What’s more, Mari offers support for industry-standard formats like FBX, OBJ, Alembic and OpenEXR.

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Quality that scales

With the ability to scale to over one million polygons for a single topology without slowing down, Mari can cope with the toughest production meshes and support thousands of textures per model via UDIMs. Artists can enjoy a streamlined look development with Mari’s shaders and paint textures with more confidence, knowing that their art will look correct in the final render.

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Artist-friendly paint tools you’ll love
  • • Craft your artwork to the highest quality with Mari’s artist-friendly painting tools
  • • Paint on what feels like a virtual piece of glass and preview paint in context with the whole asset
  • • Rapidly block out the look of an asset with Mari’s Material System
Take huge complexity in your stride
  • • Mari can cope with artists’ toughest production meshes
  • • Easily create the look you want with Mari’s wide range of procedurals
  • • Ingest thousands of PBR texture sets through Mari with ease
  • • Supports up to 32K @ 32bit per UDIM
Eliminate the guesswork
  • • Reduce round-tripping between Mari and Katana, and other DCC programs with Mari’s vendor shaders
  • • Artists can scale with ease with Mari’s complex geometry handling
  • • Use the shader of your choice from four shaders: 3Delight, VRay, Unreal and Arnold
The perfect fit for pipelines
  • • Support for open standards like OpenColorIO and OpenSubdiv and formats such as FBX and Alembic
  • • Extensive APIs and Python scripting
  • • Built on Qt5 with access to PySide2
mari 7.0

The complete artist’s palette

Mari 7.0 ships with the new, powerful Bakery, so you can spend more time creating new worlds — without ever having to leave Mari. The new release also brings further workflow improvements for artists, along with USD updates to support Mari in your pipeline.

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Who's using Mari

Find out how top studios around the globe are using Mari to create stunning VFX, animation and games assets.

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Mari and Katana: See the bigger picture

Mari and Katana make for a formidable combination of tools. Mari ensures 3D texture painting without limits, while Katana tackles creative look development and lighting challenges with ferocity and ease. Together these tools are the ultimate duo and lead the industry workflows for look development and lighting. 

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