To install V-Ray for Katana please follow these steps

Linux

    1. Extract the installation archive somewhere on your file system.
    2. Export the KATANA_RESOURCES environment variable to point to the root directory of your V-Ray for Katana installation.
    3. Export the VRAY_FOR_KATANA_PLUGINS_x64 to the vrayplugins directory inside your installation.
    4. Run Katana.

 

Windows

    1. Extract the installation archive somewhere on your file system.
    2. Set the KATANA_RESOURCES environment variable to point to the root directory of your V-Ray for Katana installation.
    3. Set the VRAY_FOR_KATANA_PLUGINS_x64 to the vrayplugins directory inside your installation.
    4. Append the RenderBin folder inside your installation to the PATH environment variable.
    5. Run Katana.

 

Licensing


V-Ray for Katana requires a V-Ray license server using either the online system or a USB dongle. V-Ray for Katana can use the same license server as other V-Ray products. To verify that you have the appropriate licenses: open a browser and visit the site http://licenseserver:port, where licenseserver is the address of your license server and port is the port (default is 30304) where the server is running at. There you should see a product button for V-Ray | Katana 3.0 and clicking it will give you the total number render and interface licenses available.

Changing your License Server Settings/Location

If you are running the V-Ray license server on a different machine, you need to tell V-Ray for Katana where to look for it. To do this, run the setvrlservice program from the tools subdirectory in your V-Ray for Katana installation. For more details on this process, please see the Change your License Settings page.