DreamWorks Animation Selects Mari to Enhance In-House Pipeline

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Tue, 09/13/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

DreamWorks Animation SKG has purchased a Mari site license from The Foundry to enhance its in-house pipeline. The studio has already begun utilizing Mari on upcoming productions. 

Mari allows artists to concentrate on painting detailed multi-layered textures directly onto 3D models in a fluid and natural way. Mari was originally conceived because no existing commercial product could handle the complex highly detailed development work required for 3D painting. 

 Jack Greasley Mari product manager of The Foundry says “DreamWorks Animation sets the bar high when it comes to CG films.  We’re delighted that after a vigorous evaluation of Mari they’ve taken the decision to deploy it across their studios. This is a vote of confidence in Mari from a proven leader in the industry and helps position Mari as the new industry standard for digital paint.”

 Darin Grant head of production technology at DreamWorks Animation says “We have a number of ambitious projects in our pipeline and we need to make sure we have the best technological tools in the industry.  Mari provides us with an interactive and intuitive workflow for 3D painting that helps our surfacing and matte painting artists to achieve that ambition.  Our strong relationship with The Foundry and their commitment to high-end product development has given us a great deal of confidence in Mari.” 

Mari 1.3 is available on Linux and Windows. To find out more visit www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/maris