V-Ray for Katana: Overview

High-end production rendering for feature films to meet the demands of professional animation and VFX.
Built to handle huge workloads and massive scenes with heavy geometry and textures.

QUALITY

Production-proven rendering with a full suite of tools to create photoreal imagery and animation.

POWER

Built to handle the absolute toughest projects and largest scenes.

SPEED

Highly optimized, adaptive ray tracing for exceptional speed and scalability.

CREATIVE CONTROL

Full creative control over lighting and look development with a variety of shaders, textures, lights and render controls.

SMART INTEGRATION

Integrated seamlessly with Foundry’s Katana® and designed to fit any production pipeline.

AN INDUSTRY STANDARD

Top studios rely on V-Ray for Katana to create award-winning animation & visual effects.

V-Ray for Katana: Key Features

POWERFUL PRODUCTION RENDERING

V-Ray for Katana delivers highly-optimized, adaptive ray traced rendering to meet the demands of professional animation and VFX. Render true cinematic quality with global illumination, depth of field and motion blur.

MASSIVE SCENES

V-Ray for Katana is built to handle huge workloads and massive scenes with heavy geometry and textures. V-Ray supports Katana’s native workflows and adds optimized instancing for even more performance.

GLOBAL ILLUMINATION

Choose from ray traced (unbiased) and hybrid (biased) global illumination methods for the best balance of quality and speed.

PHYSICAL LIGHTS

Simulate realistic natural, artificial, and image-based lighting with a wide range of light types and shapes, including area lights, mesh lights and more.

PHYSICALLY-BASED MATERIALS

Create physically-based materials with multiple layers – now with GGX highlights. And choose from a variety of purpose-built shaders for specialized materials.

OUT-OF-CORE TILED TEXTURES

Work with production-ready, multiresolution tiled textures in memory-efficient TX and OpenEXR formats.

V-RAY SCENE WORKFLOW

Bring in complete shading networks for V-Ray materials built in Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max. Export and render V-Ray scene files with V-Ray Standalone.

CHARACTERS & CREATURES

Create photoreal characters and creatures with V-Ray’s optimized tools and shaders for skin, ray traced SSS, hair and fur.

VOLUME RENDERING

Import OpenVDB, Field 3D, and PhoenixFD files with the V-Ray Volume Grid, and fine-tune rendered output with V-Ray's versatile volume shader.

RENDER ELEMENTS

Select from over 30 built-in render elements for complete control in compositing.

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