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Katana Essentials

by J.C. Cornwell

This course introduces Katana, the look development and lighting tool from The Foundry. You'll learn about the interface, scene structure, and workflow, and end the course ready to start using Katana. Software required: Katana 2.0.

What you'll learn

This course will introduce you to Katana, The Foundry's tool for look development and lighting. You will learn how to create scenes from scratch, how to work with existing scenes, and to modify materials for your shots. By the end of this course, you will become familiar with the interface, the scene structure, and workflow so that you can comfortably begin using it for your projects. Software required: Katana 2.0.

About the author

J.C. is the Director of Training and Artist Development at Dreamworks Animation. He comes from an engineering and robotics background, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After 8 years in robotics, he began working in multiple areas of the field of visual effects and animation. He teaches a wide range of software, working with producers, developers, and artists, and assists in workflow development and support. He also is adjunct faculty at Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, CA, a... more

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