CG lighting is a key factor of modern day visual effects work. The Foundry’s cutting edge software helps lighting artists and compositors deliver quality output quickly and effectively.
With the pressures of quick turnaround times and reduced production budgets, it is increasingly important for lighters to be able to make alterations to a scene and review the impact in real time.
Our VFX lighting solution, KATANA, is being adopted by a growing number of facilities - both large and small - helping them to relight and adjust high complexity shots in a non-destructive way.
KATANA is a recipe based approach to look development and lighting. Developed in film production by Sony Pictures Imageworks to replace the conventional CG pipeline.
It’s node based approach facilitates rapid turnaround of high complexity shots while keeping artists in control and reducing in-house overheads.
Our NUKE products, including NUKE and NUKEX, are the industry standard Swiss army knife for compositing. Battle tested on the most ambitious visual effects projects ever attempted, NUKEX is proven to deliver a robust pipeline able to adapt and scale to any production's demands.
NUKEX also eases the process of working in stereo with a multi-view pipeline at its core.
"Since creation, KATANA has been one of the pillars of the production pipeline here at Imageworks and continues to prove itself on such rigorous productions as G-Force, Watchmen, Alice in Wonderland and animated features such as Monster House, Surf's Up, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and The Smurfs. We are excited to see KATANA cutting its teeth outside the halls of Imageworks and becoming available for artists and facilities everywhere. The Foundry is a tremendous partner and by broadening the adoption of KATANA and product support, a new generation of artists and productions can benefit from this innovative production-proven technology."
Visit the KATANA Customer Demos page where Jeremy Selan from Sony Pictures Imageworks gives an overview of KATANA, explaining how the tool has been employed in in-house production.