The new version of 3D texture painting software Mari includes support for Python 3.7 and a new USD-based workflow for exporting previews to Katana. It makes it possible for artists to develop a preview look alongside the production look earlier in the pipeline. There’s also updates to the brush engine, which has been altered little since Mari 1.0. New features include support for the splats that make up brush strokes composited to the paint buffer, which makes it possible for color to vary along a stroke. The brush tip can also be defined by the RGB color or luminance channels, and there’s an option to use a full color image as a brush tip, making it possible to paint decal images onto an asset.