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MARI is described as 'creative texture-painting tool that can handle extreme projects. MARI was developed at Weta Digital to handle the massively complex, highly detailed look development work demanded of the texture department by projects such as District 9, The Lovely Bones, and Avatar' and is a 3D Painting app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MARI for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MARI are ZBrush, Bforartists, Paint 3D and Fotor.

MARI alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Painting Apps or 3D Animators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MARI.
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MARI is a creative texture-painting tool that can handle extreme projects. MARI was developed at Weta Digital to handle the...

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  1. Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingBlender offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Blender, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Animation RiggingBlender supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBlender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedBlender supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    ⚫︎ Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Blender.
    ⚫︎ Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Blender to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableBlender is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
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    ZBrush

    • Mac
    • Windows

    The all-in-one-digital sculpting solution.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingZBrush offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingZBrush supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Bforartists

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS

    Bforartists is a complete 3D suite to create 3D content. It offers you the full 3D art pipeline to create game graphics, prerendered movies and stills.

    ⚫︎ Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Bforartists.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Bforartists, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableBforartists is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightBforartists consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingBforartists offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    Paint 3D

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows S

    Paint 3D is Microsoft's totally rebuilt and enhanced version of Microsoft Paint built for Windows 10 and with extensive 3D support as well as other helpful, long-needed additions like pen support and easier cropping feature.

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    Fotor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Fotor is a online picture editor and graphic designer, allowing you to use online photo editing tools, such as add filters, frames, text, stickers and effects…and apply design tools to make creative photo designs and graphics.

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    MODO

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    MODO is a fully featured 3D content creation application, famous primarily for it's modelling capabilities, MODO also offers a fast renderer, sculpting, painting, dynamics and animation tools.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingMODO offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingMODO supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for MODO to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MODO, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    3D-Coat

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    • Windows
    • Linux

    3D-Coat is the one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production ready, fully textured organic or hard surface model.

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    Autodesk Mudbox

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    • Windows
    • Linux

    Autodesk Mudbox digital sculpting and texture painting software offers 3D modeling professionals the ability to quickly and easily create highly detailed organic and inorganic 3D assets.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingAutodesk Mudbox offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    Inspired by artists, built to deliver.
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    Rocket 3F

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Rocket 3F is polygonal modeller created for Concept Artists and Designers.

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    ArmorPaint

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    ArmorPaint takes advantage of a render engine found in the Armory project. Armory is an open-source 3D game engine with full Blender integration, turning it into a complete game development tool.

    ⚫︎ Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for ArmorPaint to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
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