Miracles sometimes happen …

… even to me 🙂

I mentioned in one of my last posts that sometime ago I was contacted by Jack Greasley, Mari product manager, who offered me the possibility to use Mari for Ara’s Tale. It seemed then that somehow this didn’t work out, and I called it then a dream, but admittedly a nice dream.

Now either I am still dreaming, or miracles do happen. I got contacted today by The Foundry and received an extended trial license, with enough time to use it seriously in Ara’s Tale. The license expires at the end of 2011, which should give me plenty of time, and an additional incentive to actually finish the project 🙂

What I promised to do, and what I definitely will do, is to document my workflow in using blender with Mari in this project.

I plan to revisit the texturing of Ara (which has some smaller issues which I plan to solve with Mari)  and the main set, which already was partly done with a normal trial license.

An extensive series should be the texturing of the dragon, which I plan to document in some detail here.

So these are very exciting times, I am looking forward to deeply dig into Mari and see what I can do with it.

With this goes a big Thank You to Jack Greasley and The Foundry !