We’re proud to announce a new technical collaboration between Redshift and The Foundry’s lighting and look development tool, KATANA. The collaboration will work towards a Redshift plug-in for KATANA that will be commercially available to purchase.

Redshift is the world’s first fully GPU-accelerated, biased renderer, capable of rendering scenes many times faster than existing CPU-based renderers.

The Foundry’s KATANA offers an efficient and collaborative approach to lighting and look development, providing the creative scope and scalability to meet the needs of today’s most demanding CG projects.

“We’re pleased to be working with the KATANA team to push Redshift in new and exciting directions,” says Panos Zompolas, CTO at Redshift. “KATANA is a production-proven and battle-tested tool that’s used in the biggest productions – we’re excited to expand its rendering capabilities with Redshift support.”

“Redshift has been making waves in the CG industry, so we’re thrilled to explore ways to integrate it with KATANA,” says Jordan Thistlewood, Senior Product Manager - Look Development and Lighting at The Foundry. “By offering Redshift as a render engine for KATANA, we’re giving customers more choice and faster renders via their GPU that leverages the powerful workflow options in KATANA.”

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