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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.
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QUALITY

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

Built to handle the absolute toughest projects and largest scenes.
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SPEED

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

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

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

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

V-Ray for Katana: Key Features

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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.
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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.
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GLOBAL ILLUMINATION

Choose from ray traced (unbiased) and hybrid (biased) global illumination methods for the best balance of quality and speed.
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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.
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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.
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OUT-OF-CORE TILED TEXTURES

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

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

Select from over 30 built-in render elements for complete control in compositing.
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Please publish modules in offcanvas position.