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Foundry Live: Preview of Mari 5.0 and Katana 5.0

About this event

The upcoming releases of Katana 5.0 and Mari 5.0 are focused on reducing pipeline friction and facilitating creativity with improved artist tools. Featuring interoperability between Katana and Nuke, USD workflow enhancements, and tools that allow artists to accurately execute their vision, the 5.0 releases are focused on turning artists into Super-Artists.

Join Foundry’s Look Development and Lighting team during this special session as they dive into what’s next for Mari and Katana and get the opportunity to ask your need-to-know questions during a live Q&A.

Foundry Live is sponsored by Dell and NVIDIA and attendees will have the chance to win a NVIDIA RTX 5000, Foundry licenses and special prizes.

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Charli Holt Product Manager - Mari @ Foundry

    Since 2016, Charli has worked in a number of roles across our Mari team - playing a key part both in interacting with users and in working behind the scenes with the development team. She is extremely excited to step into Product Manager for Mari and brings her user-focused strengths to the team.

  • Team member
    Arielle Martin Associate Product Manager - Katana Lighting @ Foundry

    Arielle previously worked with Katana as a Pipeline Artist on animated films before starting at Foundry as a Creative Specialist, covering training and demos for Katana and Flix. She is now an Product Manager for Katana Lighting.

  • Team member
    Gary Jones Product Manager - Lighting @ Foundry

    A programmer who cross trained into VFX 12 years ago. After writing the initial documentation for Katana 1.0, Gary moved into production. Initially a Maya generalist but then at MPC as a lighter. After Lion King he returned to Foundry in 2018.


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