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VR is now your canvas...

What will you create?

Our Story

MARUI-PlugIn is an Osaka-based technology company which brings Virtual Reality support to the professional 3DCG software Autodesk Maya, allowing 3D artists to create faster and more immersively without switching from their existing software. By modeling and animating in VR as opposed to with the traditional monitor and mouse, artists are able to work with objects as if they are in the same room, increasing the speed and efficiency with which they can build, resize, review, and animate models and scenes in 3 dimensions.

Along with MARUI, the flagship plugin for Maya, Max and MARUI-PlugIn have also developed an entire suite of VR tools for 3D design including:
-BlenderXR, which brings VR functionality to Blender in much the same way as MARUI does to Maya
-VCAT, a camera motion recording plugin for 3DS Max and Maya
-A patent-pending gesture recognition library for easily training 3D gestures using machine learning.

MARUI developed its powerful suite of VR tools for visual professionals in the games, animation, and cinema industries in order to revolutionize the way 3DCG artists work. While the VR industry has typically focused on consumer based applications and experiences, MARUI enables VR to be used during production for a more intuitive and natural creative process, even if the final game or media will not be viewed in VR.

Founder Bio

Founder and CEO Max Krichenbauer came up with the idea for MARUI while working as a PhD student at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in June 2016. Building on his previous experience as a Technical Pipeline Director at Trixter animation studio, Max sought to improve the 3D modeling and animation process by replacing the 2D tools of mouse and monitor with intuitive, more native, fully 3D VR interface. “I wanted to develop a better way of working. I think MARUI appeals to people who want to get their hands involved in the creation process. After all – why would you model with a mouse? With VR, you can see the whole picture.”


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Gesture Recognition Library

- VR plug-in for Autodesk MAYA

- Virtual Camera plug-in for 3dsMax/MAYA

- VR UI for Blender

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Winner of the bronze prize at Hack Osaka 2017
Winner of Osaka Innovation weekend 2016
Winner of lightweight class at Get in the Ring Osaka


Limitless 3D design with VR/AR
Overhauled version of software has been developed in collaboration with 3D artists…

A to Z of VR content production
We introduce MARUI-plugin that allows you to connect Maya to VR devices…

Introduction to the MARUI VR Plugin for Maya
My guest creator today is Max Krichenbauer, a former technical director at Trixter…

Edit Blender scenes in VR/AR with BlenderXR
Japanese developer MARUI-Plugin has released BlenderXR, a free virtual and mixed reality…

MARUI brings VR modelling and animation
MARUI is a plug-In for Autodesk Maya and Blender that allows 3D CGI Artists to animate and modelling….

MARUI Bring VR Support To Popular 3d Tools
Maya, the paid tool from Autodesk, and Blender, a free and open source alternative…