Gnomon releases Texturing Environments with Mari
The Gnomon Workshop has released Texturing Environments with Mari, a broadly based guide to environment work recorded by DreamWorks Animation veteran Jessica Canter.
The 150-minute video explores the creation of a detailed production environment, covering modelling in Maya and Mudbox as well as texturing in Mari.
Both an introduction to Mari and a discussion of advanced production strategies
In the tutorial, Canter begins by modelling a detailed bridge and blocking in surrounding cliffs, before bringing the assets into Mudbox to sculpt the fine details.
She then moves to Mari, introducing new users to the UI, and discussing how best to organise a project, before exploring painting techniques for texturing large production environments.
Canter then exports the finished textures, discussing how to work with Mari’s UDIM UV format within Maya, before rendering the scene in Arnold.
About the artist
Jessica Canter is an experienced senior surfacing artist, having worked at DreamWorks Animation for seven years, on projects including the Kung Fu Panda movies, The Croods, Shrek 4, Turbo and Monsters vs Aliens.
Pricing and availability
Texturing Environments with Mari is available as digital download from Gnomon’s website, price $49.
Full disclosure: CG Channel is owned by the Gnomon School of Visual Effects.