Creating a Project

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.

If you’d like a quick start guide to take you through creating nodes to rendering, have a look at the Quick Start Guide page in this section.