Forum Company Suites Foundry Suite
ON SITE Raum Ulm Wednesday, April 24, 14:30

Mastering textures with Mari for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Framestore Senior Texture Artist, Vipin Kabadi, will delve into the texturing processes used in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, explaining how the team utilized Foundry’s Mari to craft complex textures. Highlighting some of the film's most iconic assets, including the beloved character Rocket Raccoon, the visually striking Golden Key, and Rocket's first ship, Vipin will showcase innovative techniques in both creature and hard-surface texturing.

Charli Holt, Mari Product Manager, Foundry

Charli Holt is a professional with a diverse background in VFX as well as experience across Product, Quality, and Customer Engagement. As Product Manager, she currently serves as the leader of the roadmap and creative strategy for Mari, Foundry's industry-leading texturing package responsible for collaborating with both studio clients and development teams in order to create and deliver high-quality products, Charli’s primary focus is on building features for artists that prioritize the user's needs.   Charli is deeply committed to making Mari as artist-friendly as possible, and she works tirelessly to ensure that the voice of the artist is recognised throughout the development cycle. She is passionate about her work, industry and her development team; prioritizing support for a healthy work-life balance, mental health awareness, and creating an environment in which every voice can be heard and impact the future of Mari.   In addition to her professional work, Charli is a strong advocate for creating an inclusive and engaging community network of artists within the texturing space. She believes in encouraging new learners to join the VFX industry by promoting the importance of understanding texturing theory within the field. A true advocate for making space for the artists of the future, Charli's dedication to her work and her community is evident in everything she does.

Vipin Kabadi, Senior Texture Artist, Framestore

Vipin Rajesh Kabadi is a Senior Texture Artist at Framestore, boasting over 13 years of experience in both the film and gaming industries. He began his career as a 3D generalist before transitioning to specialize in texture and look development. Throughout his career, Vipin has developed a strong expertise in creature texturing, having contributed to major titles such as The Lion King, Pokémon, Godzilla, Prehistoric Planet (Seasons 1 and 2), House of the Dragon, and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. In his free time, Vipin enjoys creating graphite pencil portraits of his favorite characters from movies and TV shows.