LONDON — The Foundry has released Mari 3.2 (www.thefoundry.co.uk), the latest version of its high resolution 3D painting tool. The company is offering a 30-day free trial of the software, which includes new features and enhancements that simplify tedious tasks, allowing users to focus on artistry.
Version 3.2 has an enhanced node graph that now offers many workflow enhancements, including a familiar left-to-right layout option, intuitive navigation, configurable shortcuts and zoom-dependent level of detail. Users can now improve performance by freeing up space on their GPU with new nondestructive bake point nodes that convert all upstream nodes, including procedurals, to textures. The connected mesh selection feature allows users to easily select an independent island of polygons within a single mesh by extending any face selection to all connected faces. And with OpenEXR 2.2 support, which includes DWA lossy compression, UDIM texture maps can be much smaller files without noticeable degradation in quality.