After extensive use of KATANA as the primary lighting tool on Pixar’s new short “The Blue Umbrella”, Pixar & The Foundry have joined forces to create a compelling out of the box, high-end, lighting and rendering solution. And with specific code written for KATANA and RenderMan integration, this partnership will be evaluated for future Pixar productions.
KATANA, as standard, will now include a full RenderMan licence, as well as a base set of free shaders and free KATANA batch render licences for you to get the most out of your RenderMan pipeline.
RenderMan users will be pleased to know that RMK, RenderMan for KATANA, is in currently in development and will include a similar feature set as RenderMan for Maya that will allow easy integration of KATANA into your workflow. Further details of RMK prices and features will be announced closer to the release date.
As the UK Reseller for The Foundry products and Pixar’s exclusive UK RenderMan partner we’ll keep you updated on the information on this announcement.
If you’re out at SIGGRAPH 2013, head over to The Foundry and Pixar booths to see KATANA and RenderMan in action on “The Blue Umbrella”.