Katana® is a highly efficient, collaborative look development and lighting solution that gives you the creative scope and scalability to meet the needs of today’s most demanding CG-rendering projects. Equally suited to both short and long-form animation and VFX projects, Katana's unique design lets you work with massive scenes and high volumes of shots; easily reuse looks; and make revisions without repeating scene setup work, so you can spend more time achieving higher quality results. Visit the features page to learn more about Katana’s features.
Foundry’s maintenance offering is part of the initial pricing and covers the first year with Katana. Maintenance is subject to annual renewal. As part of maintenance, you’ll get all new features, bug fixes and updates, through both minor and major releases. In addition, you get exclusive access to both technical support, and to beta programs, where your voice helps to shape the future of our products.
What is the difference between a node-locked and a floating license?
Node-locked licenses are tied to a single workstation system ID, so you can only use the license on that machine. Floating licenses are installed on a license server, so any workstation networked to that server can use the license, but only one workstation can use the license at any time.
How many machines can I install my software on?
Katana's licenses are single installations for one machine or license server. If you have floating licenses, any machine (up to the number of floating licenses purchased) connected to the floating license server can run the software.
Can I transfer my license to another machine?
If you need to transfer a license to another machine, read our license transfer policy and complete our license transfer request form.
What is your return policy?
Refunds for permanent or temporary license keys cannot be issued.
What are my options for buying Katana?
Katana is available to purchase as a perpetual license in two forms: Katana GUI, which includes the UI and is for artists, and Katana Render, which the headless version for running on render farms. The cost is the same for node-locked or floating licenses. See the product page for current pricing. If you purchase a new seat, the price includes one year of maintenance.