Katana 3.6v1 Release Notes

Release Date

29 April 2020

Previous Releases

System Requirements

Officially Supported Operating Systems

Hardware Requirements

Minimum Recommended
CPUDual-core processor
Storage1+ GB available for installation
System RAM1+ GB available
Graphics RAM1+ GB available2+ GB available
Display800 x 6001920 x 1080
OpenGLOpenGL 4.3+

'Recommended' does not guarantee that it meets your particular needs

Tested Workstation Hardware

The configurations listed below are those that Foundry have tested with Katana. Due to the constantly changing nature and wide variety of computer hardware available in the market, Foundry is unable to officially certify hardware. The list below can be used as a recommendation and does not guarantee that it meets your particular needs.

Please download and install the latest graphics driver from the NVIDIA website.

If you encounter any issues, please contact Customer Support directly through the Support Portal at the following address: https://support.foundry.com.

What's New in Katana 3.6

These release notes describe changes from Katana 3.5v3 to 3.6v1.

For a high-level overview of important changes in the Katana 3.6 line, please see the accompanying What's New in Katana 3.6 document.

New Features

Dockable Tabs


Notable API/SDK Changes

OpWrite Node Type

Snapping in the Hydra Viewer

Feature Enhancements


API/SDK Changes

Example Plug-ins

Hydra Viewer

Network Materials

Node Graph



UI Improvements

Bug Fixes

API/SDK Changes

Example Plug-ins

Node Graph



Scene Graph


Other Bug Fixes

Known Issues

Hydra Viewer

Live Groups


Parameter Expressions

Qt 5