Mari 4.2v1 Release Notes

Release Date

12 September 2018

System Requirements

NOTE: Mari increases its level of performance with newer, more advanced hardware configurations. However, Mari is tested and capable of operating on many older, prior-generation systems. For this reason we are listing below-minimum requirements, which are recommended, and on which tests have been performed. Your particular needs may vary from that of other users.

Officially Supported Operating Systems

Linux Desktop Managers: Mari is officially tested on GNOME. While it generally works well on other desktop managers like KDE, most of our bug fixes will target GNOME. However some desktop managers like XFCE are not compatible with Mari and will not be supported.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

*Displacement preview is currently only available on the cards and drivers that support OpenGL 4.0 or newer.

Recommended System Requirements

*The use of virtual memory improves stability and helps prevent data loss on large projects.

'Recommended' does not guarantee that it meets your particular needs.

Tested Hardware

The configurations listed below are those that The Foundry have tested with Mari. Due to the constantly changing nature and wide variety of computer hardware available in the market, The Foundry is unable to officially certify hardware. The list below can be used as a recommendation and does not guarantee that it meets your particular needs.

Please download and install the latest graphics driver from the NVIDIA or AMD websites, and ensure that you are using 8.982.1 drivers or higher for AMD cards.

If you encounter any issues, please contact Customer Support directly through the Support Portal at the following address: https://support.foundry.com.

Tested Workstation Hardware

HP
  • HP XW6600
  • HP Z600
  • HP Z620
  • HP Z640

Tested GPU Hardware

AMD Prosumer Graphics Cards
  • AMD Radeon HD - D500
NVIDIA Prosumer Graphics Cards
  • NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660TI
  • NVIDIA Titan X
  • NVIDIA Geforce GT 650M
  • NVIDIA Geforce GT 675M
NVIDIA Enterprise Graphics Cards
  • NVIDIA Quadro 4000
  • NVIDIA Quadro K4200
  • NVIDIA Quadro K5000
  • NVIDIA Quadro M6000
  • NVIDIA Quadro M6000 24GB

New Features

Mirrored Projection

Mirror Projection brings highly-requested simultaneous, symmetrical painting workflows to Mari, without the need for specialized UV layouts. Previously, painting the same designs on both sides of a symmetrically formed model required a considerable amount of asset preparation with a lot of repetitive actions. Now, artists can paint on one side of a mirror plane while Mari projects the same paint to the other side of the mirror plane, dramatically increasing artist efficiency.

Mirror Plane Masking

Mirror masking prevents secondary projected paint overlapping across the mirror plane. The masked side of the mirror plane can change automatically based on the artist's view, or be locked to one side. Ordinarily, mirror-projected paint would overlap at the mirror plane where one side meets the other, resulting in an asymmetrical center. By masking the opposite side of the mirror plane for each projection, the paint meets at the mirror plane with a perfectly reflected edge.

Mirror Plane Manipulation

The mirror plane can also be locked onto an object or locator, allowing the reflected edge of the mirror projection to be manipulated to the best symmetrical position and orientation. Ordinarily, to paint a model symmetrically, the artist first has to ensure it’s correctly aligned to the center of the scene. The ability to manipulate the mirror plane gives the artist full freedom on where the symmetrical paint will fall, without any prep in other applications beforehand, increasing artist efficiency and creative control.

Feature Enhancements

Bug Fixes

Known Issues

Graphics Cards

Importing And Exporting

Layers

Mari Tools

Node Graph

Nuke<>Mari Bridge

Ptex

Shaders

Miscellaneous

Developer Notes

These are the changes relevant to developers.

New Features

There are no New Features in this release.

Feature Enhancements

Bug Fixes