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Q100245: V-Ray for Katana


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


The V-Ray renderer and the V-Ray for Katana (VFK) renderer plug-in are provided by Chaos Group. Please contact Chaos Group directly for a copy of the plug-in accessible at this link:

You will need to obtain your own V-Ray license in order to use the renderer. A demo version is also available.



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

After installing V-Ray for Katana, some environment variables will need to be set to ensure that Katana can correctly load and use the plug-in. Please refer to the environment variables specified in the following user guide:

NOTE: You can find an example launcher script to set the necessary environment variables on Windows, including the V-Ray-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.

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