And the winner is......



The MARI Texturing Contest has come to an end and we’re delighted to announce that the winner is:

Chris Welch
(aka Aquafat11)

We weren’t going to have a second prize but one finalist’s work impressed the judges so much that we had to sing his praises. Second prize goes to:

Nathan Boyd
(aka Essex)

Thank you and well done to all who entered - we had some amazingly beautiful and detailed entries. We hope you enjoyed using MARI.

Each finalist wins a MARI licence complete with a year of maintenance. We’ll be in touch to extend your current licenses soon.

Look out for the MARI Competition feature in 3D Artist Magazine and on

Congratulations Chris and Nathan!




“Chris Welch’s entry, in particular, really captured the essence of the character and showed excellent craftsmanship from concept through to finish.”

Leigh van der Byl, Texture Painting Extraordinaire and Pan Galactic Overlord CG Society

“Essex’s entry showed a fantastic imagination and he took the design in directions no one else dared! The images showed great attention to detail, flair and a rock solid mastery of the craft of texture painting. Truely great work.”

Jack Greasley, MARI Product Manager


We have some amazing prizes courtesy of NVidia, CG Society and 3D Artist Magazine.

Chris’s haul includes:

* An NVidia Quadro (Fermi) 5000 graphics card
* A MARI Licence including 1 year of maintenance
* A feature about Chris and his entry in 3D Artist Magazine
* A one year subscription to 3D Artist Magazine

Nathan wins:

* An NVidia Quadro 2000 graphics card
* A MARI Licence including 1 year of maintenance
* A feature in 3D Artist


Thank you to everyone who entered, especially our finalists - the competition was fierce.

A huge thank you to CG Talk host, texture artist and judge Leigh Van Der Byl without whom this competition would not have been possible.

Thank you again to NVidia, CG Society and 3D Artist Magazine for your all your support and for donating our amazing prizes.

Our model Dezkin is courtesy of Oliver Marc Plouffe. Thank you Oliver, we hope you like his makeover.


If you’ve been inspired to try MARI you can download a 15 day evaluation licence from our website.

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congratulations to chris and nathan, it was nice seeing all the works!


Congratulations to the winners!


Huge congratulations to Chris and Nathan!


Congrats! Great texturing.


Congratulations indeed. Very solid and convincing texturing work by both!

Cobra 6


Congratulations to Chris and Nathan!


well done for all artists who contributed this competition…and congratulation for the winners…:thumbsup:[font=Tahoma][/font]


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Wow! Looks amazing, reminds me a modern day version of a character from the Pirates of the Carribean! :smiley:


Congrats to everyone and all the finalists! It was great going through this contest with you! Job well done. HUZZAH!


Congrats for your texture guys!


Cute Doctor Zoidberg. Congratulations!


looks great congrats


Great work!, I like the position of arm, face, legs, very natural





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