MARI Alternatives

    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'. There are more than 25 alternatives to MARI for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MARI are ZBrush (Paid), 3D-Coat (Paid), Fotor (Freemium) and Bforartists (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2021

    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.
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      blender is fine with animation and modeling, but for painting it is not so great.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    2. IDEAS BORN IN CLAY. ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Built with in an elegant interface, ZBrush offers the world’s most advanced tools for today’s digital artists. Wit...
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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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.
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    6. 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.
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    7. Rocket 3F is polygonal modeller created for Concept Artists and Designers. Modeling with Rocket 3F is like drawing - very Simple and Inspiring! The Most important feature of Rocket 3F is Workflow! It is Fast Fun and Friendly!
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    8. 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.
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    9. 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.
    10. Substance Painter is a 3D painting software allowing you to texture, render and share your work.
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