Chaos Group V-Ray Next for Katana Rental Options


Chaos Group V-Ray Next for Katana Rental Options

Powerful Rendering for Visual Effects

V-Ray Next for Katana has support for Katana 3 and the new Hydra Viewer. This powerful, production-focused rendering tool brings smarter, faster and even more powerful rendering to meet the needs of professional look development and lighting artists.


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

Built to handle the absolute toughest projects and largest scenes.

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

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

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

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

Rent Additional Render Nodes Here:   Annual   Monthly


WHAT’S NEW in V-Ray 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.

Streamlined lighting setup
New V-Ray Light creation menu and streamlined UI controls make lighting setup fast and easy.

New Physical hair material
Creating realistic hair materials is easier than ever with melanin-based color and glint and glitter highlight controls.

The V-Ray Material adds support for PBR shaders with new Metalness reflection controls.

Cryptomatte render elements
Automatically generate ID mattes with support for transparency, depth of field and motion blur.

Denoise render elements
Denoise individual render elements for added control in compositing. Denoised elements seamlessly recompose into a denoised beauty pass. Animation is supported.

Improved inline documentation
Inline documentation is improved throughout and is now available for all lights, as well as several shaders and V-Ray nodes.


chaos group v-ry for katana powerful renderingPowerful 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.


chaos group v-ry for katana massive scenesMassive 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.

chaos group v-ry for katana global illuminationGlobal illumination

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

chaos group v-ry for katana physical lightsPhysical 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.

chaos group v-ry for katana physically based materialsPhysically-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.

chaos group v-ry for katana out-of-core tiled texturesOut-of-core tiled textures

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

chaos group v-ry for katana workflowV-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.

chaos group v-ry for katana characters and creaturesCharacters & creatures

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

chaos group v-ry for katana volume renderingVolume 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.

chaos group v-ry for katana render elementsRender elements

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

  • Supported platforms: Katana® versions 2.5, 2.6, 3.0 and 3.1.
  • Supported on Linux 64-bit CentOS/RHEL 6 and Windows 7 64-bit.

Hardware Requirements

Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray.

  • Processor – Intel ® Pentium ® IV or compatible processor with SSE3 support.
  • RAM – 4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file
  • USB Port – Required for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
  • TCP/IP – Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported


V-Ray Next for Katana will be available as a rental license only (annual and monthly). V-Ray Next for Katana is based on the V-Ray Next core and will be using universal V-Ray Next Render Node licenses.

Note: V-Ray Next for Katana will work with V-Ray Next Render Node licenses

Understanding Metalness in PBR workflow with V-Ray Next

Chaos Group has added a Metalness parameter to the V-Ray standard material in an effort to better support a PBR workflow in V-Ray Next.