Katana 3.0 brings some of the most hotly anticipated features to-date. There’s a new, modern and powerful viewport driven by Pixar’s USD Hydra technology, allowing artists to interact easily with vast amounts of geometry. The toolset ships with the 3Delight rendering plugin, giving users best-in-class live rendering, free of charge for interactive renders. The UI has been updated to be more modern, with new transform tools and features that are more responsive. Performance improvements mean Katana 3.0 is up to 1.5x faster than Katana 2.6, and will continue to get faster through the year. And it’s been updated to use more of the libraries from VFX Platform 2017.