Chaos Group V‑Ray Next for Katana
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V-Ray Next for Katana by Chaos Group, the best 3D Rendering software
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V-Ray Next for Katana : Powerful Rendering For Visual effects
V-Ray Next for Katana 1-Month Rental is powerful, production-focused rendering tool brings smarter, faster and even more powerful rendering to meet the needs of professional look development and lighting artists.
New features in V-Ray Next for Katana include the new Adaptive Dome Light, streamlined lighting setup, Cryptomatte render elements, Denoise render elements, improved inline documentation, plus much more. What's more, it also now works with Universal Render Nodes.
V-Ray Next for Katana will work with V-Ray Next Render Node Perpetual and V-Ray Next Render Node Rental.

Product Highlights

  • 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.

What's New

V-Ray Next for Katana Get smarter, faster and more powerful rendering with V-Ray Next for Katana — now supporting Katana 3 & the new Hydra Viewer.
  • Adaptive Dome Light - Faster, cleaner and more accurate image-based environment lighting based on V-Ray Scene Intelligence.
  • Criptomatte Render Elements - Automatically generate ID mattes with support for transparency, depth of field and motion blur.
  • Streamlined Lighting Setup- New V-Ray Light creation menu and streamlined UI controls make lighting setup fast and easy.
  • Denoise Render Elements- Denoise individual render elements for added control in compositing. Denoised elements seamlessly recompose into a denoised beauty pass. Animation is supported.
  • New Physical Hair Material - Creating realistic hair materials is easier than ever with melanin-based color and glint and glitter highlight controls.
  • Improved Inline Documentation - Inline documentation is improved throughout and is now available for all lights, as well as several shaders and V-Ray nodes.
  • Metalness - The V-Ray Material adds support for PBR shaders with new Metalness reflection controls.


Powerful Production Rendering
V-Ray Next 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 Material
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 and 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.

Installation Requirements

In order to work properly, your copy of V-Ray Next for Katana — 1-Month Rental requires Foundry Katana.

Support & Maintenance

A V-Ray Next for Katana major version has active SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE from its release date to the following next major release date. During the SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE stage Chaos Group will:
  • Release minor updates including patches, bug fixes, service packs, enhancements, new minor features, and platform compatibility updates.
  • Provide support and technical assistance to clients.
  • Provide software builds for download.
A V-Ray Next for Katana major version has active SOFTWARE SUPPORT from its release date to the release date of the next two major versions. During the SOFTWARE SUPPORT stage Chaos Group will :
  • Provide support and technical assistance to clients.
  • Provide software builds for download.

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