Foundry releases Katana 7.0

Get hands-on with USD-native workflows, while also benefiting from Katana's powerful LookDev and Lighting tools

katana 7.0

London, November 1 2023 - Katana 7.0, the latest version of Foundry’s powerful LookDev and lighting tool, is now available. The new release features USD updates to minimize the friction and disruption of switching between applications and departments, along with VFX Reference Platform 2023 support. 

Katana 7.0 follows the recent launch of Nuke 15.0 & 14.1 and also comes as a dual release, launching alongside Katana 6.5. This dual release offers an identical feature set but with different VFX Reference Platform support.

  • So what’s new in Katana? USD scene manipulation — building on the same underlying architecture as Nuke’s new 3D system, experience the pipeline flexibility that comes with USD 23.05.
  • Multi-threaded Live Rendering — with Live Rendering now multi-threaded and compatible with Foresight+, artists can benefit from improved performance and user experience.
  • Optimized Geolib3-MT Runtime — with new caching strategies, improve memory management and minimize downtime.

For more information, see the full press release here