May 1, 2012
By Asia Image
Spin VFX has acquired a site licence for The Foundry’s KATANA, enabling it to use the software on all its future projects. The company is now implementing KATANA for look development for asset creation, and as the lighting tool at the end of the pipe.
Originally developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks, KATANA takes an innovative recipe-based approach, enabling facilities large and small to build highly scalable and efficient lighting pipelines without a large internal engineering effort. It’s rule-based approach operation allows modeling, look development, animation and lighting teams to work in parallel. In addition, artists can define and control the look and lighting whilst maintaining performance with very large datasets.