MARI: Texture Challenge - Support Thread


#1


Welcome to the MARI: Texture Challenge 2012 Support Thread.

Please read the FAQ, Terms & Conditions and other posts in this thread before asking a question.

Have fun and good luck.


#2

Hi,
I have a few questions to ask …

  1. Should I pose my character or just use the default pose?

  2. Can I use Mamoset Toolbag to render my final image?

  3. Do you guys need any compositing files to check as proof?

  4. Should I render front, side, back and three quater view for my Final Render incase using default pose?

  5. Can I use any other painting tool such as zBrush, Bodypaint with MARI to do the texture?

=) thanks you for your attention.


#3

Hello,

Are participants allowed to do any sculpting work over the model using Zbrush or Mudbox to use as displacement and/or normal map detail?

I’m not sure I’ll have time to participate but I figured I’d ask just in case I do get the chance. I’m sure there are others who would like to know. :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Jesus


#4

Sorry for the previous question… What I really meant to ask is: Are there individual challange threads for each artist and if so, where does one find those?


#5

Chewy and Cyberminator bring up some good points.

[ol]
[li]Are displacement or normal maps allowed? (generated from outside Mari)[/li][li]Does the piece need to be 100% Mari generated? (e.g. can we prep preliminary maps and tiling swatches in a 2d package)[/li][/ol]


#6

Yes these are all great questions!!! Also, can we add hair?


#7

When I try to mail to mari-challenge@thefoundry.co.uk I always get a Failure message from the delivery system.
I get an automated reply from thefoundry with the following text:

We're writing to let you know that the group you tried to contact (mari-challenge) may not exist, or you may not have permission to post messages to the group. A few more details on why you weren't able to post:

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Am I missing something here ?


#8

I get the same error.


#9

cant send an email for extend license …same prob


#10

Eagerly waiting to hear a reply to the previous questions. I noticed the mask is quite devoid of shapes and details. Is it ok to make a normal map to add form to this piece?
thanks


#11

Great questions everyone, and thanks for letting us know about the email issue. We’re just waiting to get some definite answers back from The Foundry team, and will keep you updated.

@JustinSchubert Upload all your Concept Art, Work In progress, and final entry using the big yellow ‘upload entries’ button (it becomes more obvious after the image is uploaded). ‘This Fourm’ is open for new threads, if you want to make an individual challenge thread, but making a thread will not count towards the challenge, and won’t be considered as part of the judging process.


#12

Hi all, so sorry you seem to be having problems with the mari-challenge e-mail address.

I’ll look into this.

In the meantime please e-mail me directly: glover@thefoundry.co.uk

and I will provide your license activation codes.

I’ll also come back on your technical questions as soon as possible.

All the best

Tom


#13

Hi all,

Thanks all for your questions, I’ve tried to answer them all below – do let us know if you have more!

Many of the questions are around using other tools in conjunction with MARI.

We are looking for the ‘best MARI artist’ so we really want the texturing to be done using MARI!

However, if you wish to pose the model using a sculpting program that’s absolutely fine and we are also quite happy for you to make a normal map to add form to the piece.

If you wish to do any prep work in a 2D package that’s fine too.

A couple more specific questions:

· Can we add hair – absolutely, but remember it’s textures we’re really excited about!

· Should I render front, back and three-quarter view for my final render in-case using the default pose? – This is not a requirement but would be great!

· Do you need compositing files to check as proof – we just encourage you to share your works in progress, and MARI archives would be great.

· Can I use the Mamoset Toolbag to render my final image? – Yes this is fine.

I hope this answers all of your questions.

The e-mail address mari-challenge@thefoundry.co.uk should be working now, but if it doesn’t you can contact me directly at glover@thefoundry.co.uk

All the best

Tom


#14

Furthering the displacement topic, it seems like this model was sculpted and possibly re-topologized. If so, perhaps the modeler could supply maps generated from that.

Also, this is a time based challenge, so clarification on these topics ASAP would be beneficial to all participating.


#15

Hiya all,

Looks like mari-challenge@thefoundry.co.uk is working again. If problems still persist, email: glover@thefoundry.co.uk

Cheers, Mike


#16

This from our good friend Tom, from The Foundry…

Thanks all for your questions, I’ve tried to answer them all below – do let us know if you have more!

Many of the questions are around using other tools in conjunction with MARI.

We are looking for the ‘best MARI artist’ so we really want the texturing to be done using MARI!

However, if you wish to pose the model using a sculpting program that’s absolutely fine and we are also quite happy for you to make a normal map to add form to the piece.

If you wish to do any prep work in a 2D package that’s fine too.

A couple more specific questions:

· Can we add hair – absolutely, but remember it’s textures we’re really excited about!

· Should I render front, back and three-quarter view for my final render in-case using the default pose? – This is not a requirement but would be great!

· Do you need compositing files to check as proof – we just encourage you to share your works in progress, and MARI archives would be great.

· Can I use the Mamoset Toolbag to render my final image? – Yes this is fine.

I hope this answers all of your questions.

The e-mail address mari-challenge@thefoundry.co.uk should be working now, but if it doesn’t you can contact me directly at glover@thefoundry.co.uk

All the best

Tom


#17

Hi Briareos, sorry I was not able to come back to you quickly enough today!

I have contacted our modeller and will get back to you as soon as I hear back on your maps request.

All the best

Tom


#18

Thanks for the updates, much appreciated!


#19

Hi Briareos, and all!

We have had a little think and we don’t want to prescribe too much detail, in fact we are really excited about letting you all add your own!

So though we won’t be providing Jakob’s maps, you are more than welcome to make your own!

All the best

Tom


#20

Hi,

we are required to email foundry our system id. Where can i find this id?

thanks!
r-allets