3Delight for Katana.
From Katana 3.0 onwards, Katana ships with cutting-edge rendering engine, 3Delight. It’s super-easy to get up and running: simply install it at the same time as you install Katana.
Interactive renders are free, and batch rendering licenses can be purchased as a permanent license with maintenance via the Katana and 3Delight Render bundle.
New level of artist focus
Rendering can be a complex problem which, through common workflows, pulls an artist away from working efficiently. The 3Delight team have invested their time and ingenuity to take a different approach. Artists are provided a simpler set of controls and elegant workflows, so they can make intuitive choices supporting their primary goal: the artwork.
Powerful lighting tools
3Delight for Katana has a range of lighting tools that provide a multitude of options for lighting artists. All lights and objects with incandescence utilize the same light sampling technology. Therefore no single lighting tool has limitations of noise, speed, or quality relative to the others.
Supercharged rendering engine
The core 3Delight engine has been fine-tuned for superfast rendering of displacement, hair, depth of field, motion blur and other complex production requirements. Built to scale linearly by core, you can maximize your hardware investments. A custom, system-level texture memory management system facilitates efficient renders even with large texture datasets.
3Delight combined with Katana is a powerful toolset for your production pipeline. The plugin provides workflows that focus on an efficient import of scene data in multiple formats, robust OSL shading language support, and efficient transfer of image data to the compositing pipeline.
New modern architecture
Nodal Scene Interface (NSI) is the API that powers the new 3Delight engine. NSI is both a nodal and hierarchical scene description, allowing 3Delight to be incredibly nimble during live rendering, flexible for production needs, quick to develop for and highly adaptable for many DCC programs. The API documentation can be found below.Download