3Delight for Katana.
Katana ships with cutting-edge rendering engine, 3Delight NSI. It’s super-easy to get up and running: simply install it at the same time as you install Katana.
Interactive renders are free with Katana, and batch rendering licenses can be purchased as a permanent license with maintenance via the Katana and 3Delight NSI Render bundle.
Artist-first user experience
Lighting is a creative endeavour that transcends computer graphics and rendering is a technical process specific to computer graphics. The quality of the user experience is the difference between feeling like an artist or a computer technician. 3Delight NSI puts the artist first with a simpler set of controls and elegant workflows without sacrificing power and speed. Freeing artists to 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 3Delight NSI render engine has been fine-tuned for superfast rendering of subsurface scattering, volumes, atmosphere, displacement, hair, depth of field, motion blur and other complex production challenges. A custom, system-level texture memory management system facilitates efficient renders even with large texture datasets. Built to scale linearly by core, you can maximize your hardware investments. Or leverage the 3Delight Cloud system and render with 1000s of cores.
3Delight NSI 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, full and robust OSL support, and efficient collaboration with the compositing department.
New modern architecture
Nodal Scene Interface (NSI) is the API that powers 3Delight NSI for both local and cloud rendering. NSI is a nodal and hierarchical scene description, allowing 3Delight NSI to be incredibly nimble during live rendering, flexible for production needs, quick to develop for and highly adaptable for many DCC programs. An introduction to the NSI API can be found below.Explore NSI