Q100243: RenderMan for Katana



This article explains where to find information about downloading and installing the RenderMan renderer and plug-in for Katana.


The RenderManProServer renderer and the RenderMan for Katana (RfK) renderer plug-in are provided by the RenderMan Pixar team and are available for download from the RenderMan support forum: 

You will need to install both in order to use RenderMan with Katana.

You will also need to obtain your own RenderMan license in order to use the renderer. A Non-Commercial RenderMan version is also available.



The user manual that provides installation instructions can be found here:

After installing RenderMan for Katana, some environment variables will need to be set to ensure that Katana can correctly load and use the RfK plug-in. Please refer to the environment variables specified in the following user guide: https://rmanwiki.pixar.com/display/REN/Installation+of+RenderMan+for+Katana

NOTE: You can find an example launcher script to set the necessary environment variables on Windows, including the RenderMan-specific ones, in the following article: Q100242: Creating a Katana launcher script for Windows.

An example launcher script for Linux can be found here: Q100272: Creating a Katana launcher script for Linux.

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful