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Foundry Mari - Tips n Tricks videos

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Check out the Mari Tips Video by Weta Digital on The Foundry Channel


Mari: Useful hotkeys



Useful hot keys for on-screen pop-up tools - colour picker, shelf, and image manager pop-ups.


Switching brush tips


Using a shortcut to switch between your last two brush tips while painting so that you do not have to keep selecting brushes manually.


Choosing colors


Setting the foreground & background colours and using the colour swatch picker


Smart Selection


How smart face selection works and how to use it to select areas on your model.


Saving selections


Creating & using selection groups with different aspects of the model, can be done on a per-face, per-patch or per-object basis to help isolate the areas you want to paint.


Kinds of selection


Explains in more detail the differences between the 3 different types of selection mode (face/patch/object).


Copy and paste between patches


How to create quick textures on your model by copying & pasting from images in the Image Manager.


Locking scale in paint through


Using 'Pan Lock' and 'Scale Lock' to help when using images with the Paint Through tool, keeping the image in proportion to your viewing transformations when zooming into the model or panning to different areas.


Showing and hiding palettes


Using the 'Home' key to hide Mari's palettes from view, allowing you to see more of your model.


Transforming the paint buffer


How to transform the paint in your canvas before baking it down onto the model.


Painting hotkeys


Using hot keys to switch between different paint tools - Paint Brush/Eraser/Paint Through.


masking edges
Using shortcuts to show/hide and activate/deactivate the edge mask to help painting your model.


Fixing lights to cameras


Differences in illuminating your model by either fixing lights to the camera or fixing lights to the scene.



Painting straight lines


How to paint straight lines whilst interactively painting.


Options picking colours


Different methods for picking colours.


Shift Click to draw straight lines


How to paint straight lines from point-to-point using the shift key.


Convert channel color depth


How to change the properties of the channel - changing colour depth and RGB/RGBA.


Brush Tips Shortcuts


1. Using hot keys to edit your brush tips on-the-fly, change opacity, radius, rotation and squash value.


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