First look at texture painting tool Mari

Introducing Mari, The Foundry's high-end 3D texture painting application that was developed at Weta Digital for Avatar.

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Bandrik4999d ago

Excellent writeup, Chris. I think a lot of your speculations will pan out to be spot-on.

For example, movie-to-game adaptations are never going to go away, so hopefully game developers will be able to make the best of things and borrow more assets from the original movie house. Using this tool to touch up the game characters and see how the textures stretch and deform with a (much) lower-poly version of the movie's characters could potentially save a lot of development time (and headache).

Plus, I always find it exciting when a proprietary development software is released for commercial use by both other production houses, as well as the general public. While it's always nice to see what other production studios will come up with, it's also very interesting to see what smaller groups and individuals will come up with. Even amateurs have amazed me before.

Giving more quality tools like this at their disposal can only enrich the creative world, in my opinion.


YouTube Calls Out OpenAI for Alleged Sora Training Terms Breach

According to Bloomberg, YouTube CEO Neal Mohan has expressed concern regarding the potential misuse of platform content by OpenAI’s Sora, an AI-driven video creation tool.

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Windows Copilot gets its artificial tendrils deeper into the OS settings in a new beta update

And, for once, some of what it can do looks genuinely useful.


How Meta Is Preparing for the EU’s 2024 Parliament Elections

As the election approaches,Meta plans to activate an Elections Operations Center to identify potential threats and put mitigations in place in real time.

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sonicwrecks45d ago

Don't call it a comeback... because it's not.