Foundry has released Mari 6 as a public alpha. The new features announced so far include updating Mari’s third-party libraries to the versions specified by the VFX Reference Platform, the ability to export a full USD Look file that contains both a USD Preview Surface shader and their chosen vendor shader, and interactive selection group tools to drive USD face set based material assignments. Find out more in the online release notes.
Blender Guru’s renderer comparison
Blender Guru has published a video comparing the main render engines including Cycles, V-Ray, Redshift, Luxcore, Arnold, Corona, Octane, E-Cycles and Cycles X. Although many