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The Foundry MARI Maintenance


The Foundry MARI Maintenance

Maintenance includes product updates, maintenance releases and service packs, technical support, communication and collaboration, and is applicable to both floating & node-locked licenses.


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Why it makes financial sense to renew your Maintenance!

  • Once your maintenance runs out, you are not entitled to technical support and product updates.
  • This means if you do have a problem, or want to benefit from the features in the latest updates, you will have to pay the full maintenance fee for the period your license has been out of date, this is called maintenance back-pay.
  • An additional reinstatement fee of 50% of the maintenance back-pay may also be charged.
  • See The Foundry's Annual Upgrade and Support Program (PDF) for full terms and conditions.

What's included in your Maintenance fee?

The Foundry's team of 120+ engineers and QAs have been working hard to keep their development program one of the most comprehensive in the Industry...

  • More than 4000 tweaks, fixes and enhancements improving your product.
  • 30,000 code commits.
  • 1000's of automated tests every day.
  • Over 20 product releases, including three major updates, 17 maintenance releases (and counting) and an intensive Beta program.

Product updates

The Foundry listens to all the feedback we receive and are constantly asking themselves 'will this make your work even better, or easier?'. With many more new features added each year, The Foundry will help you keep your competitive edge. You can check out the latest additions on their Product pages.

Technical support

The Foundry knows how critical help can be when you're on a deadline, so with the best support team around, they make sure they are easy to contact and quick to respond. Their team resolves 1000's of tickets each year. If you want to get in touch or find out more visit their Support pages.


You will be the first to hear about The Foundry's news, promotions, technical documentation and new training materials. You will also receive priority invitations to attend events we host so that you can see them face-to-face.


  • The Foundry's products are inspired by you, and are constantly evolving based on your feedback.
  • From Alpha and Beta participation to bug reporting and fixing, they want it to stay that way.
  • Their research team also loves nothing better than a cutting-edge problem, so if you have one, let them know and they'll put their biggest brains on it.
  • Collaboration of this type has led to exciting advancements in many of their products as well as assisting you to get troublesome shots out the door.
  • To contact the research team email:

MARI Full Feature Set:


MARI's cutting-edge paint tools give you the freedom and flexibility to create truly stunning effects and detail, with the added advantage of full triplanar projection for faster scene set-up.

Being able to import custom ABR brushes from Photoshop means that you can keep the brushes you know and love, while at the same time benefiting from a fully customizable brush engine. Additional brush features include a 'healing' brush for seam removal and duplication of texture detail and a 'slurp' brush for smearing and dragging texture.

It's possible to simulate a vast range of reflective surfaces using MARI's advanced spherical environment mapping. All painting and shading tools are available in 3D projection paint mode and 'flat' UV paint mode, while tiled textures with masking make it simple to quickly cover large areas on models. A UV-less workflow (PTEX) lets you adjust texture size on a per-face level, allowing for near-limitless detail.

MARI gives you masked filters for colour correction, noise and masked blend constant color, with the added bonus of being able to preview all filters in real-time. An advanced channel masking engine supports mask painting and surface falloff and enables masking one channel to another.

Advanced layering

The full power of a layer-based workflow along with adjustments, procedurals and advanced masking means that you can paint faster and with greater control than ever before with MARI. Procedural layers make it easy to create the look you want, seamlessly blending procedural and painted detail with the same toolkit. A powerful procedural engine is built into the heart of the layer stack, offering fluid, GPU-accelerated real-time procedural noises, patterns, projections and more.

Realistic interactive preview

With MARI, you can create normal maps on the fly from bump maps, making it simpler and easier to generate and manipulate textures. Shadow support lets you cast real-time shadows on objects from multiple light sources and provides a customisable real-time 3D shader preview for things like specular highlights, displacement preview via bump mapping and colour correction. MARI also allows you to import multiple camera moves through which to view your model.

Geometry handling

MARI handles animated geometry and animated textures with ease, making it possible to isolate, select, mask and hide geometry per patch and face. Being able to have overlapping UVs means you can re-use the same texture across 3D models in any shared UV space, as well as handling multiple objects, versions and instances, with or without baked animation.

Handling very large 3D model data sets becomes simple with MARI's ability to scale to over 1 million polygons for a single topology or mesh. MARI can also support large textures of up to 32K x 32K pixels and thousands of textures per model across different channels, allowing for almost infinite amounts of detail.

Color management

With OpenColorIO (OCIO), the open source color management solution from Sony Picture Imageworks, you can handle color transforms and image display across multiple applications by setting up a single profile to provide consistent colors across the board. A key tool in simplifying the color management process, OCIO is suitable for both visual effects work and animated features and is specifically geared towards post-production work.

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