Creating a Katana Project

Katana Projects and Recipes

There are no fixed rules as to what constitutes a Katana project. A Katana project is simply a collection of recipes that are worked on together and stored in a single .katana file. A project could be a shot, a scene, or look development for one or more assets.

Each recipe within a project can be totally self-contained or it can be linked to others through dependencies. As an example, look development could have one recipe that creates a Katana look file (.klf) for a piece of geometry and another recipe that renders out a turntable of that same geometry complete with its newly created Katana look file assigned.

How you group your recipes into Katana projects is up to you and your studio.