Mari Mask Tips, How to Avoid NaNs and Negative Values

MeshMen Studio shows how to add and blend masks in Mari without getting NaNs or negative values.

Check out this quick tip for working with masks in Mari as MeshMen Studio’s Peter Aversten has a look at a few concepts into the inner workings of the maths involved for blending masks. “Sometimes you see artists blending masks without thinking how it might affect your paint if layered improperly,” Aversten says.

” If you are unlucky the paint might even have Nans or negative values.” Aversten shows how you can avoid getting values that you don’t want by just following a few simple steps.

Peter Aversten is a VFX veteran, Mari expert and Lead Texture Artist located in the heart of Soho London.