A Look at the New Pattern Engine in Mari Extension Pack

Jens Kafitz does an in-depth look at the pattern generator nodes in the new pattern engine.

A new update to the industry-standard Mari Extension Pack saw hundreds of improvements and new features. There are 125 new procedural nodes, 42 new adjustment nodes, and 56 new function nodes. Among them are nodes for the new pattern engine within the extension pack.

Extension Pack 5 introduces a new Pattern Generator Engine that allows artists to create intricate patterns, scattering, and procedural textures at a level previously not possible within Mari. The Engine comes with hundreds of presets to get you started. 

The pattern generator has several pattern and shape nodes. Have a peek at Jens Kafitz’s new tutorials that cover an introduction and in-depth look into the new engine when working in Mari.